For the ambassadors who came here from Cleitarchus
and Philistides lodged at your house and you entertained them. The government
expelled them as enemies, and as men whose proposals were dishonest and
unacceptable; but to you they were friends. Well, no part of their business was
successful,—you backbiter, who tell me that I hold my tongue with a
fee in my pocket, and cry aloud when I have spent it! That is not your habit;
you cry aloud without ceasing, and nothing will ever stop your
mouth,—except perhaps a sentence of disfranchisement this very day.