But what any free man would call necessity
is not merely present now, but is long ago past, and from the necessity that
constrains a slave we must surely pray to be delivered. Do you ask the
difference? The strongest necessity that a free man feels is shame for his own
position, and I know not if we could name a stronger; but for a slave necessity
means stripes and bodily outrage, unfit to name here, from which Heaven defend
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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