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I observe, however, that you do not hear with equal favor the speakers who address you, but that, while you give your attention to some, in the case of others you do not even suffer their voice to be heard.1 And it is not surprising that you do this; for in the past you have formed the habit of driving all the orators from the platform2 except those who support your desires.

1 This expression is used in a similar connection in Isoc. 15.22.

2 Plutarch (Plut. Phoc. 9) states that this happened in the case of Phocion.

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