our national enemy, with a strong force, is trying to forestall us in the
neighborhood of the Hellespont, and
when, if we are once too late, we shall never again be able to save the
situation, then I think it is to our interest to complete our plans and
preparations as quickly as we can, and not be diverted from our purpose by
clamorous accusations about extraneous matters.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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