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After these heroics he naturally proceeds to collect and declaim some iambic poetry, for instance:

“ Whoso delights to walk with wicked men,
Of him I ask not, for I know him such
As are the men whose converse pleases him.

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Then follows the passage about “the man who frequented cockpits, and consorted with Pittalacus,” and so forth; “do you not know what his character is?” Well, Aeschines, your iambics shall now serve my turn for an observation about you. I shall be speaking with the propriety of the Tragic Muse, when I say to the jury: Whoso delights to walk (especially on an embassy) with Philocrates, of him I ask not, for I know him well—to have taken bribes, as Philocrates did, who made confession.

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