And, by Heaven, that is what I certainly
fear will be your experience, when you count your chances and discover that
there is nothing left for you to do. And yet I pray, Athenians, that such may
not be the issue of events. Better to die a thousand times than pay court to
Philip [and abandon any of your loyal counsellors.] A fine
return the people of Oreus have gained for handing themselves over to Philip's
friends and rejecting Euphraeus!
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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