methinks, would my father groan, should he learn that I, his son, am in danger
of being forced to pay the sixth part of the marriage-portions and legacies
given by himself to these men; and that, while others of our countrymen out of
their own funds have dowered the daughters of impoverished kinsfolk and even
friends, Aphobus refuses to pay back even the marriage-portion which he took,
and that too in the tenth year.
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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