But surely, men of the jury, this is an outrageous
thing if these men are to be permitted now to dispute matters to which they have
themselves given assent, and you are to find no basis for judgement in the fact
that all of us are wont, when charges are made against us that are unjust and
untrue, not to keep silent, but to dispute them on the spot, and that those who
do not do this, if they contest them subsequently, are accounted rascals and
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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