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not only the ship, but even the whole crew, were redeemed and restored to freedom.
51. Francisco and his son, after a quick passage, arrived in their own country, where they lived beloved and respectcd, and endeavored to convince every one they knew, how great were the vicissitudes of fortune, and that God never suffers humanity and generosity to go uprewarded, here or hereafter.
THE QUARREL OF BRUTUS AND CASSIUS.
Cassius. THAT 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.
Cas. In sucn a tiroe as this, it is not meet
Bru. Yet let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself
Cas I an itching palm !
Bru. The name of Cassius honors this corruption,
Bru. Remember March, the Ides of March remember, Did not great Julius bleed for justice sake? What villain touched his body, that did stab, And not for justice ? What ! shall one of us, That struck 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 trash as may be grasped thus ?
I had rather be a dog and bay the moon,
Cas. Brutus, bay not me,
Bru. Go to; you are not, Cassius.
Bru. I say you are not.
Cas. Urge me no more, I shall forget myself→→
Bru. Hear me, for I will speak..
Must I give way and room to your rash choler?
Shall I be frighted when a madman stares?
Cas. Must I endure all this?
Bru. All this! aye, more. Fret till your proud heart
Go tell your slaves how choleric you are,
And make your bondmen tremble. Must I budge?
Cas. Is it come to this?
Bru. You say you are a better soldier:
I shall be glad to learn of noble men.
Cas. You wrong me every way! you wrong me, Brutus; I said an elder soldier, not a better: Did I say a better?
Bru. If you did, I care not.
Cas. When Cæsar liv'd he durst not thus have mov'd me.
Cas. What, durst not tempt him!
Bru. For your life you durst not.
Cas. Do not presume too much upon my love;
may do what I shall be sorry for.
-I had rather coin my heart,
should be sorry for.
And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring
To you for gold to pay my legions,
Which you denied me; was that done like, Cassius?
When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous,
Cas. I deny'd you not.
Bru. You did.
Cas. I did not; he was but a fool
That brought my answer back. Brutus hath riv'd my heart; A friend should bear a friend's infirmities;
But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.
Bru. I do not like your faults.
Cas. A friendly eye could never see such faults.
Cas. Come, Anthony, and young Octavius, come!
To cast into my teeth. O, I could weep
Bru. Sheathe your dagger;
Be angry when you will, it shall have scope;
Cas. Hath Cassius liv'd
To be but mirth and laughter to his Brutus,
Bru. When I spoke that, I was ill temper'd too.
Cas. O Brutus !
Bru. What's the matter?
Cas. Have you not love enough to bear with me, When that rash humour which my mother gave me, Makes me forgetful?
Bru. Yes, Cassius, and from henceforth,
SPEECH OF DEMOSTHENES TO THE ATHENIANS, concerninG THE REGULATION OF THE STATE.
YOU ask, Athenians, "What real advantage have we derived from the speeches of Demosthenes? He rises when he thinks proper; he deafens us with his harangues; he declaims against the degeneracy of present times; he tells us
of the virtues of our ancestors; he transports us by his airy extravagance; he puffs up our vanity; and then sits down."
2. But, could these my speeches once gain an effectual influence upon your minds, so great would be the advantages conferred upon my country, that, were I to attempt to speak them, they would appear to many as visionary.— Yet still I must assume the merit of doing some service, by accustoming you to hear salutary 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 distempered; and this, from the inveterate habit of listening to falsehoods, to every thing, rather than your real interests.
4. There is no man who dares openly and boldly to declare in what case our constitution is subverted. 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 person, 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 constitution 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 10 the state. Such is that assertion, that in your tribunals is your great security; that your right of suffrage is the real bulwark of the constitution. That these tribunals are our common resource in all private contests, I acknowledge,
6. But it is by arms we are to subdue our enemies; by arms we are to defend our state. It is not by our decrees that we can conquer. To those, on the contrary, who fight our battles with success, to these we owe the power of decreeing, of transacting all our affairs, without control or danger. In arms, then, let us be terrible; in our judicial transactions, humane.
7. If it be observed, that these sentiments are more elevated than might be expected from my character, the ob. servation, I confess, is just. Whatever is said about a state