102.Mel. ‘But we know that, in matter of war, the event is sometimes otherwise than according to the difference of number in sides;and that if we yield presently, all our hope is lost;whereas if we hold out, we have yet a hope to keep ourselves up.’
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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