Mother Earth! if I am to speak as a sane man, we stand in need of the utmost
vigilance, when this infection, moving in its circuit, has invaded our own city.
Therefore take your precautions now, while we are still secure. Let the men who
have brought it here be punished with infamy. If not, beware lest you discern
the wisdom of my words too late, when you have lost the power of doing what you
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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