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not only the ship, but even the whole crew, were redeemed and restored to freedom. • 51. Francisco and his fon, after a quick passage, arrived in their own country, where they lived beloved and respected, and endeavored to convince every one they knew, how great were the vicissitudes of fortune, and that God never fuffers humanity and generosity to go unrewarded, here or hereafter.
THE QUARREL OF BRUTUS AND Cassius.
you have wrong'd me doth appear in this, You have condemn'd and noted Lucius Pella, For taking bribes here of the Sardians ; Wherein my letter (praying on his side, Because I knew the man) was slighted of.
Brutus. You wrong'd yourself to write in such a case:
Caf. In such a time as this, it is not meet
Bru. Yet let me tell you, Caffius, you yourself
Caf. I an itching palm !
Bru. The name of Caffius honors this corruption,
Caf. Chastisement !
Bru. Remember March, the ides of March.remember ; Did not great Julius bleed for justice fake? What villain touch'd his body, that did ftab, And not for justice? What, shall one of us, That truck the foremost man of all this world, But for supporting robbers ; shall we now Contaminate our fingers with these bribes ? And sell the mighty meed of our large honors For so much crash as may be grasped thus ?
I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon,
Caf. Brutus, bay not me,
Bru. Go to ; you are not, Caffius.
Caf. Urge me no more, I shall forget myself
Bru. Away, slight man !
Bru. Hear me, for I will speak.
Cas: Must I endure all this?
Must I budge?
Caf. Is it come to this?
Brú. You fay you are a better foldier :
Bru. If you did, I care not
Bru. Peace, peace, you durft not so have tempted him. Caf. I durit not
may do what I shall be sorry for.
Bru. You have done what you should be sorry for.
I did send to you
I had rather coin my heart,
Caf. I deny'd you not.
Caf. I did not ; he was but a fool
Bru, I do not. Still you practise them on me.
faults. Cas. A friendly eye could never see such faults..
Bru. A flatterer's would not, though they do
Cali Come, Anthony, and young O&avius, come!
To cast into my teeth. O I could weep
Bru. Sheathe your dagger ;
you will, it hall have fcope ;
Caf. Hath Caffius liv'd
Bru. When I fpoke that, I was ill-tempered too.
Bru. Yes, Cassius, and from henceforth,
SPEECH OF DEMOSTHENES TO THE ATHE
NIANS, CONCERNING THE REGULATION
You afk, Athenians, “What reat advantage have we derived from the fpeeches of Demosthenes ? He rises when he thinks proper; he deafens us with his harangucs; he declaims against the degeneracy of present
times; he tells us of the virtues of our ancestors ; be trans. ports us by his airy extravagance; he puffs up our yanity; and then sits down."
2. But, could these my speeches once gain an effectual influence upon your minds, so great would be the advan. tages conferred upon my country, that, were I to attempt to fpeak them, they would appear to many as visionary. "Yet till I must allume the merit of doing some service, by accustoming you to hear falutary truths. . 3. And if your counsellors be solicitous for any point of moment to their country, let them first cure your ears ; for they are diftenpered ; and this, from the inveterate habit of liftening to falsehoods, to every thing, rather thae your real interests.
4. There is no man who dares openly and boldly to declare, in what case our constitution is fubverted. But I shall declare it. When you, Athenians, become a helpless rabble, without conduct, without property, without arms, without order, without: unanimity; when neither your general, nor any other perfon, hath.the least respect for your decrees; when no man dares to inform you of this your condition, to urge the necessary reformation, much less to exert his effort to effect it ; then is your conftitu. tion subverted. And this is now the case.
5. But, O my fellow citizens ! a language of a different nature hath poured in upon us ; false, and highly dangerous to the State. Such is that affertion, that in your tribunals is your great fecurity; that your right of fuffrage is the real bulwark of the constitution. That these tribu. nals are our common resource in all private contests, I. acknowledge.
6. But it is by arms we are to fubdue, our enemies by arms we are to defend our State. It is not by our sle. crees that we can conquer. To those, on the contrary, who fight our battles with fuccess, to these we owe the power of decreeing, of transacting all our affairs, without control or danger. In arnis, thea, let us be terrible ; in our judicial transactions, humane.
7. If it be observed, that these sentiments are more ele. vated than might be expected from my character, the observation, I confess, is just, Whatever is faid about a state