Orations of Demosthenes, tr. with notes by O. Flintoff

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Page 40 - Flintoff (Owen) on the Rise and Progress of the Laws of England and Wales. With an Account of the Origin, History, and Customs of the Several Nations, Britons, Saxons, Danes and Normans who now compose the British Nation. London. 1840. 1 vol.
Page 25 - Athenians, men competent to advise what is needful, and you are exceedingly quick at understanding it; ay, and you will be able now to perform it, if you act rightly. For what time or season would you have better than the present ? When will you do your duty, if not now ? Has not the man got possession of all our strongholds ? And if he become master of this country, shall we not incur foul disgrace? Are not they, to whom we promised sure protection in case of war, at this moment in hostilities ?...
Page 40 - We unhesitatingly award to his labours high commendation."— Times. " No educated man should be without this book." — Legal Guide. " We think that this work ought to be In the hands of every educated man, whether he be professional or not.
Page 38 - ... and not himself only, but your wives stoning his wife ? For the Athenians of those days did not go in quest of an orator or a leader through whom they might enjoy a prosperous slavery; they would not deign to live if the life of liberty were denied them. Each of them thought that he was born, not for his father and his mother only, but for his country. What then ? He who looks upon himself as only made for his parents, awaits his destined end in the course of nature; but he who feels that he...
Page ix - Demosthenes himself; and, as Ctesiphon had grounded his decree of honour on that orator's merit towards the republic, it was the object of...
Page v - He is stated to have delivered sixty-five orations, of which all that he left in writing have probably come down to us.
Page 28 - ... the Greeks with their own consent, and they brought more than ten thousand talents into the...
Page 37 - Persians, there would have been gladly granted to the city, with many thanks, the liberty of taking whatever she pleased, and of keeping her own...
Page 1 - I imagine that, though I have stood up first, I shall, with reason, obtain indulgence.

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