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[25] Appointed to transcribe our code of duties, secular and sacred, he has offended against both. Remember that ere now you have put many of the citizens to death for peculation: yet the injury that they had done you was only for the passing moment, whereas these men,1 by taking bribes for the version that they made of our laws, damage the city for all time.

1 The speaker enlarges the crime of the accused by suggesting that there are others practicing or attempting the same thing.

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