Yet it is because of the public speeches of these men that
many matters are going from bad to worse, while it is owing to those who
honestly oppose them that not everything is lost. Such are the pleaders, then,
that my opponents have engaged to speak on their behalf, and so readily open to
attack are they themselves for any who wish to speak any ill of them
（as they well know）; yet they have seen fit to contest this
matter, and they have had the audacity to speak ill of another, when they should
have been well content to keep out of trouble themselves.