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[48] And, besides, think how absurd it is that this fellow should abuse my father for his failings toward him, when it was thanks to this father's failings1 that he became a citizen of your state. I, on my part, have, thanks to the mother of these men, been deprived of two-thirds of my property, but for all that I have too much respect for you to speak disparagingly of her.

1 “There is a play on the double sense of ἁμαρτάνειν, which is often used as a euphemism for the frailties of love.”—Paley.

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