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It was for these reasons that I chose this manner of life. And if I have refrained from accepting the bounties which are distributed by the city it was because I thought it outrageous if I, who am able to maintain myself from my private resources, should stand in the way of any of those who have been compelled to get their livelihood from the city, and if because of my presence1 anyone should be deprived of the necessities of existence.2

Now for this I deserved praise rather than prejudice.

1 For example, by presenting himself for service on the juries and drawing pay for this. Cf. Isoc. 7.24 and note.

2 See Isoc. 7.54, note. Cf. Isoc. 7.24.

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