In what way, men of Athens, can you be most convincingly
assured that the ship has reached port safe? In the first instance by the mere
fact that she is now at sea, and less clearly by the statements made by these
men themselves. For they ask us to accept payment of the principal and a certain
portion of the interest, thus implying that the ship has reached port safe, but
has not completed her entire voyage.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by Norman W. DeWitt, Ph.D., and Norman J. DeWitt, Ph.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1949.
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