Extenuating Circumstances

A CASE of some great offence was tried before Lord Hermand (who was a

great toper), and the counsel pleaded extenuation for his client in that

he was drunk when he committed the offence. Drunk! exclaimed Lord

Hermand, in great indignation; if he could do such a thing when he was

drunk, what might he not have done when he was sober? evidently

implying that the normal condition of human nature and its most hopeful

one, was a condition of intoxication.

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