for I am not going to postpone expressing my judgment on it—I used to regard a confession of extreme weakness. For how can such men find appropriate arguments in the course of actual cases which
continually present new and different features?
How can they answer the points that their opponents
may bring up? how deal a rapid counterstroke in
debate or cross-examine a witness? if, even in those
matters which are of common occurrence and crop
up in the majority of cases, they cannot give expression to the most familiar thoughts except in words
prepared so far in advance.