that time what misery of that most flourishing family did I allay, or rather did
I remove! I persuaded the father to pay the son's debts; to release the young
man, endowed as he was with great promise of courage and ability, by the
sacrifice of part of his family estate; and to use his privileges and authority
as a father to prohibit him not only from all intimacy with, but from every
opportunity of meeting you. When you recollected that all this was done by me,
would you have dared to provoke me by abuse if you had not been trusting to
those swords which we behold?