if, men of Athens, Meidias had in
other respects behaved with decency and moderation, if he had never injured any
other citizen, but had confined his brutality and violence to me, I might, in
the first place, consider this a piece of my own bad luck, and, in the second
place, I should be afraid lest, by pointing to the moderation and humanity of
the rest of his life, he might so evade punishment for his outrage on me.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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