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And again in a different place he says about those who wish to divide up the land:“They that came on plunder bent were filled with over-lavish hope,
Each and all imagining that they would find abundant wealth,
And that I, though smoothly glozing, would display a purpose rough.
Vain and boastful then their fancies; now their bile against me is stirred,
And with eyes askance they view me, and all deem me as a foe—
Wrongly: for the things I promised, those by heaven's aid I did,
And much else, no idle exploits; nothing did it please my mind
By tyrannic force to compass, nor that in our fatherland
Good and bad men should have equal portion in her fertile soil.

Solon Fr. 34

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