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among the ancients, that if a person spoke in commendation of himself, he stood in danger of fascination--the effect of envy or enchantment on the part of another person. For this reason, on such occasions they prefaced with the word "præmfiscini," understanding "dixerim," "I would say." This meant "without impeachment of malice," "be it spoken in a good hour," or, as we say, "by your leave." I would now say this: not a person has ever accused me by reason of my deserving it, nor is there in Athens one other individual, this day, whom they would think they could as safely trust.
THE ASS-DEALER. Perhaps so: but still, you shall never this day persuade me to entrust to you, whom I don't know, this money A man to a man is a wolfMan to a man is a wolf: There was an ancient proverb, Homo homini lupus, "Man is to man a wolf." It probably implied much the same as the more celebrated words of a modern Poet:
Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn., not a man, when the other do