Never, O ye Powers of Heaven, never
vouchsafe to them the fulfillment of that desire. If it be possible, implant
even in them a better purpose and a better spirit; but, if their malady is
incurable, consign them, and them alone, to utter and untimely destruction by
land and sea, and to us who remain grant speedy deliverance from the terrors
that hang over our heads, and a salvation that shall never fail.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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