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[9] Moreover we, bereft of our kinsfolk, bereft of the dowry,1 and compelled to rear three small children, are attacked besides by base informers, and are in danger of losing what our ancestors bequeathed to us after they had acquired it by honest means. Yet, gentlemen, my father in all his life spent more on the State than on himself and his family,—twice the amount that we have now, as he often reckoned in my presence.

1 Of the speaker's sister; cf. Lys. 19.32 below.

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