as the majority of proofs are to be found in the
special circumstances of individual cases and have
no connexion with any other dispute, and therefore
while they are the strongest, are also the least
obvious, since, whereas we derive what is common
to all cases from general rules, we have to discover
for ourselves whatever is peculiar to the case which
we have in hand.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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