For a base of operations,—on which he has constantly
kept his eyes,—he has the city of the Cardians. In all his conventions
he has had that city reserved to himself, and in the end he openly stole it from
you. Yet why should men who had entirely got rid of any unjust feelings toward
us, and had resolved candidly and with entire sincerity to be friendly to us,
have left themselves a convenient base of operations for a war against us?
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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