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[60] My mother lay sick,1 and was at the point of death while I was abroad, so that she was unable any longer to help in the depletion of my resources save to a slight extent. I had been but six days at home, when, after she had seen and greeted me, she breathed her last, being no longer mistress of her property, so as to give me I as much as she wished. She had often sent for me before this, begging me to come to her by myself if I could not come in my ship.

1 The speaker's pretended concern for his mother accords ill with the attitude he shows toward her in Dem. 45.

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