Wait till you have heard
everything before you pass judgement. Do not be premature; and even if at the
outset I seem to be suggesting a novel kind of expeditionary force, do not
imagine that I am trying to postpone our operations. It is not those who cry
“at once” or “today” that really speak
to the purpose, for no dispatch of forces now could prevent what has already
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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