86.Whereunto the council of the Melians answered: ‘The equity of a leisurely debate is not to be found fault withal;but this preparation of war, not future but already here present, seemeth not to agree with the same.For we see that you are come to be judges of the conference, and that the issue of it, if we be superior in argument and therefore yield not, is likely to bring us war, and if we yield, servitude.’
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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