|<Actor> Ad haec: Callida quidem et
multiplici argumentatione uestra iura nobis auferre contenditis, ita ut, si
fides uerbis adhiberetur, non uerba pro uerbis, set res pro uerbis
reportaretis <Cf. Julianus Pomerius, De vita
contemplativa c.34> . Set si verba dedistis, uerba recipietis. Arguitis nos, quod
ea, que uobis debentur, subripere cecidimus (sic), quia nostra persequimur.
Sapientis quidem et ore phylosophi est
prolata sententia: suum persequi est aliena rapere. Vnde ad uos hec manauit sententia, nisi quia
tanto ardore nostra concupiscitis, ut uestra putetis nobis auferri, cum
tamen nostra consequimur? Vnde, cum causa nostra debitum finem sortita
fuerit, exclamabitis: "Ah miser, excrucior tantum bolum <bonum Sg> ex
faucibus ereptum <Terence, Heauton Timorumenos 4.2.6>" Set cauete ne effusi
unguenti damnum uobis recompensare queratis[Matthrew
c.26 and Mark c.14].
<Plaintiff> With many and rash arguments you strive to take our rights away from us. If one can put faith in your words, you do not want to exchange words with us but you want to bring back goods for words. <Cf. Julianus Pomerius, De vita contemplativa c.34> . But if words you give, words you will receive. You accuse us that we are attempting to take away those things owed to you because we pursue our rights. It is the opinion of a wise man and a philosopher: to pursue one's rights is to plunder another's property. Hence you hold this opinion, unless because you desire our rights with so great ardor that you think that your rights have been taken by us, when we have but pursued our own? Whence, when our law suit will reach its conclusion, you will exclaim: "Oh unhappy man, I am tormented that the morsel has been ripped from my throat! [Che rabbia, però, sentirmi strappar di bocca il bocconcino <Terence, Heauton Timorumenos 4.2.6>]. But take heed that you seek to make good the injury of the wasted anointment [Matthrew c.26 and Mark c.14 --- Judas justified his taking 30 marks of silver because of the wasted anointment that Jesus let be poured on him].