but now, in time of peace,
with complete security for travelling, and with your injunctions of haste, it
never occurred to them to hasten their journey by land or to travel by sea. Why
so? Because then it was to Philip's advantage that peace should be concluded
with all speed, but now that as much time as possible should be wasted before
the administration of the oaths.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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