However, had I done
this, I should by that very act have perjured myself, for I had sworn and
contracted with you to do in concert with you whatever should seem to us on
consultation to be best. Therefore the pretexts and charges on which you base
your refusal to act fairly toward me are absolutely silly.
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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