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[12] if it is difficult to refute the statements made by our opponents, we may compare our arguments with theirs, at least if by such a procedure it is possible to prove the superiority of our own. On the other hand, those arguments which rely on their cumulative force must be analysed individually, as for example in the case which I cited above: “You were the heir, you were poor and were summoned by your creditors for a large sum: you had offended him and knew that he intended to change his will.”

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