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[22] Do not be led by this man to deprive me of the sole benefit in my country of which fortune has granted me a share, nor let this one person prevail on you to withdraw now what you all agreed to grant me in the past. For, gentlemen, since Heaven had deprived us1 of the chiefest things, the city voted us this pension, regarding the chances of evil and of good as the same for all alike.

1 The speaker here solemnly appeals for himself as one of an unfortunate class.

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