not indeed blaming the man who does your duty for you, but I call on you to do
that for yourselves which you reward others for doing, and not to desert that
post of honor, men of Athens, which
your ancestors through many glorious hazards won and bequeathed to you.
I have now said almost all that I consider
suitable. It is for you to choose what is likely to benefit the city and all of
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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