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[109] always remembering that it is a nobler thing to exchange a mortal body for immortal glory, and to purchase with a life which at best we shall retain for only a few years a fame which will abide with our descendants throughout all the ages1—a far nobler course than to cling greedily to a little span of life and cover ourselves with great disgrace!

1 For the language cf. Dem. 60.27, and Hyp. 6.24.

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