A more forcible kind of proof is that drawn
from character and supported by some plausible
reason, as for instance, “It is not likely that a
wounded man or one who has lost his son would
accuse anyone who is not guilty, since if he accused
an innocent man, he would free the real offender
from all risk of punishment.” It is from such
arguments that fathers seek support when pleading
against their sons or one relative against another.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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