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[54] For if Philip can be won over, your share of the compact is ready to hand. Again, they should reflect that the irksome thing is not the expense of securing our safety, but the doom that will be ours if we shrink from that expense. As for the “plunder of your wealth, ”they ought to prevent that by proposing some way of checking it and not by abandoning your interests.

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