If witnesses are produced, there is much that may be said
to discredit them; if a document is put forward,
we may hold forth on the similarity of the handwritings. In any case there can be no worse course
than confession of guilt. When denial and justification are both impossible, we must as a last resort
base our defence on the legal point of competence.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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