正直的林肯
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Lincoln was delighted to advocate the cases of those whom he knew to be wronged, but he would not defend the cause of the guilty.
 
If he discovered in the course of a trial that he was on the wrong side, he lost all interest, and ceased to make any exertion1.
 
Once, while engaged in a prosecution2, he discovered that his client's cause was not a good one, and he refused to make the plea3. His associate, who was less scrupulous4(小心谨慎的), made the plea and obtained a decision in their favor. The fee was nine hundred dollars, half of which was tendered(偿付) to Mr. Lincoln, but he refused to accept a single cent of it.
 
His honesty was strongly illustrated5 by the way he kept his accounts with his law-partner. When he had taken a fee in the latter's absence, he put one half of it into his own pocket, and laid the other half carefully away, labeling it "Billy," the name by which he familiarly addressed his partner. When asked why be did not make a record of the amount and, for the time being, use the whole, Mr. Lincoln answered, "Because I promised my mother never to use money belonging to another person."
 
林肯非常乐意为那些他认为受到冤屈的人辩护,但是他却拒绝为那些确实有罪的人辩护。
 
如果在审判中发现自己的立场错误,就立刻都案件失去兴趣,不再辩护。
 
他参与了一起起诉案件。当他发现他的客户动机不良时,便拒绝为其申辩。他的一位做事不太谨慎的同事参与了辩护,并得到对他们有利的判决。辩护费为900美元,这位同事把其中的一半给了林肯,但是林肯一分钱也没拿。
 
林肯的诚实在下面的例子里得到最好的证明。他与他的伙伴记有详细的账目。但他的伙伴不在时,他仅拿走所得收入的一半,把另一半仔细地保存,写上同伴的名字:“贝利”。当被问到他这样做的原因,林肯回答道:“因为我曾经答应我的妈妈永远不拿属于别人的钱。”


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1 exertion F7Fyi     
n.尽力,努力
参考例句:
  1. We were sweating profusely from the exertion of moving the furniture.我们搬动家具大费气力,累得大汗淋漓。
  2. She was hot and breathless from the exertion of cycling uphill.由于用力骑车爬坡,她浑身发热。
2 prosecution uBWyL     
n.起诉,告发,检举,执行,经营
参考例句:
  1. The Smiths brought a prosecution against the organizers.史密斯家对组织者们提出起诉。
  2. He attempts to rebut the assertion made by the prosecution witness.他试图反驳原告方证人所作的断言。
3 plea VO1xo     
n.恳求,申诉,请愿,抗辩,借口
参考例句:
  1. The naughty boy left the classroom on the plea of a headache.那淘气的男孩借口头疼,离开了教室。
  2. In making that plea he will breathe in vain.他做那种恳求是白费口舌的。
4 scrupulous 6sayH     
adj.审慎的,小心翼翼的,完全的,纯粹的
参考例句:
  1. She is scrupulous to a degree.她非常谨慎。
  2. Poets are not so scrupulous as you are.诗人并不像你那样顾虑多。
5 illustrated 2a891807ad5907f0499171bb879a36aa     
adj. 有插图的,列举的 动词illustrate的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  1. His lecture was illustrated with slides taken during the expedition. 他在讲演中使用了探险时拍摄到的幻灯片。
  2. The manufacturing Methods: Will be illustrated in the next chapter. 制作方法将在下一章说明。
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