71.But the Megarean factions, being afraid, one, lest he should bring in the outlaws and cast out them, the other, lest the commons out of this very fear should assault them, whereby the city, being at battle within itself and the Athenians lying in wait so near, would be lost, received him not, but resolved on both sides to sit still and attend the success.
For both the one faction and the other expected that the Athenians and these that came to succour the city would join battle;and then they might with more safety, such as were the favoured side, turn unto them that had the victory.And Brasidas, not prevailing, went back to the rest of the army.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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