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Exciting. vour. But when will you, my countrymen, when
will you rouse from your indolence, and bethink
yourselves of what is to be done? When you are Apprehen. forced to it by some fatal disaster? When irresist
ible necessity drives you? What think ye of the Rousing disgraces which are already come upon you ? Is
not the past sufficient to stimulate your activity ?
Or do ye wait for somewhat, yet to come, more Reproving forcible and urgent? How long will you amuse with con- yourselves with enquiring of one another after tempt.
news, as you ramble idly about the streets? What Rousing news so strange ever came to Athens, as, that a
Macedonian should subdue this state, and lord it
over Greece ? Again, you ask one another, Contempt. “ What, is Philp dead 3” “ No," it is an
swered, “but he is very ill ! How foolish this Chiding. curiosity ! What is it to you, whether Philip is
sick or well ? Suppose he were dead. Your inactivity would soon raise up against yourselves another Philip in his stead. For it is not his strength, that has made himn what he is ; but your indolence, which has, of late, been such, that you seem neither in a condition to take any ad
vantage of the enemy, nor to keep it, if it were Recollect- gained by others for you. But what I have ing. hitherto observed to your reproach, will be of no
service towards retrieving the past miscarriages, unless I proceed to offer a plan for raising the necessary supplies of money, shipping, and men.
[The orutor then goes on to treat of ways
But that part of his speech being less entertaining, and his demands of men, money, and shipping, being pitiful, compared with the immense funds, and stupendous armaments, we are accustomed to, I leave it out. Afterwards he shews Philip's insolence by producing his letters to the Eulæans; and then makes remarks on them.]
The present disgraceful state of your affairs, my countrymen, as it appears from the insolent strain of the letters I have just read, may not,
perhaps, be a very pleasing subject, for your reflections. And if, by avoiding the mention of Reluđances disagreeable circumstances, their existence could be prevented or annihilated, there would be nothing to do, but to franie our speeches so as to give the most pleasure to the hearers. But, if the unseasonable smoothness of a speech tends to lulla peo- Apprehen,
. ple into a fatal security, how shamefulis such selfdeceit! How contemptible the weakness of putting Reproach. off the evil day, and through fear of being shocked at the sight of what is disordered in our affairs, to Appreher. suffer te disorder to increase to such a degree, as will soon be irretrievable! Wisdom, on the con Courage. trary, directs, that the conductors of a war always anticipate the operations of the enemy, instead of waiting to see what steps he shall take. Superiority of genius shews itself by taking the start of others; as in marching to battle, it is the general, who leads, and the common soldiers that follow—Whereas you, Athenians, though Reproach
wiih Indigyou be masters of all that is necessary for war, as shipping, cavalry, infantry, and funds, have not the spirit to make the proper use of your advant Rousing ages; but suffer the enemy to dictate to you every motion you are to make. If you hear that Philip is in the Chersonesus, you order troops to be sent thither. If at Pyle, forces are to be detached to secure that post. Wherever he inakes an attack, there you stand upon your defence. You attend himn in all his motions, as soldiers do their general. But you never think of striking Chiding. out of yourselves any bold and effectual scheme for bringing hiin to reason; by being beforehand with him. A pitiful manner of carrying on war Contempt. at any time ; but, in the critical circuinstances Apprehee. you are now in, utterly ruinous. However you might trifle, so long as things were in a tolerable state of safety, you will not, I hope, think of going on in the saine way, now that the very being of the state is come to be precarious. I
would willingly flatter myself with the hope, that things being come to a crisis, the hasty strides made by Philip toward the conquest of
this commonwealth, will prove the means of deSarcasın. feating his design. Had he proceeded deliberate
ly and prudently, you seem so disposed to peace, that I do not imagine, you would have troubled yourselves about his taking a few towns and provinces, but would have given him leave, without molestation, to affront your standards and flags at his pleasure. But now, that you see him ma . king rapid advances toward your capital, perhaps you may at last be alarmed, if you be not
lost to all sense of prudence, honour, or safety: Rousing O shame to the Athenian name! We under1haine.
took this war against Philip, in order to obtain redress of grievances, and to force him to indem
nify us for the injuries he had done us, And we Irony.
have conducted it so successfully, that we shall,
by and by, think ourselves happy, if we escape Apprehen. being defeated and ruined. For, who can think,
that a prince, of his restless and ambitious temper, will not improve the opportunities and advantages which our indolence and timidity present him?
Will he give over his designs against us, without Remonstra. being obliged to it? And who will oblige him ?
Who will restrain his fury ? Shall we wait for Exciting. assistance from some unknown country ? In the Intreating. name of all that is sacred, and all that is dear to
us, let us inake an attempt with what forces we can
raise, if we should not be able to raise as many Indignation as we would wish. Let us do somewhat to curb Exciting. this insolent tyrant of his pursuits. Let us not
trifle away the time in hearing the ineffectual Apprehen. wranglings of orators, while the eneniy is strength
ening himself, and we are declining, and our allies growing more and more cold to our interest, and more apprehensive of the consequences of continuing on our side.
VILLAINOUS SURMISING, AND
Iago artfully endeavours to excite Othello to
jealousy against his innocent wife DESDEMONA, to be revenged on Othello for a supposed injury.
[SHAKESP. OTHEL.] Iago.
ID Michael Cassio, when you wooed Question. .
my lady, Know of your love?
Craft. Othello. He did from first to last. Why dost Indiff'rence
thou ask ? Iago. But for a satisfaction of my thought ; Infinuating. No farther harm. Oth. Why of thy thought, Iago ?
Doubting. Iago. I did not think he had been acquainted Infinuating.
with it. Oth. O yes ; and went between us very often. Declaration Iago. Indeed !
Surmiling Oih. Ay indeed. Discern'st thou aught from Anxiety.
that ? Is he not honest ? Iago. Honest, my Lord ?
Surmising. Honest, ay, honest!
Anxiety. Iago. My Lord--for aught-for aught I know. Surmising. Oth. What dost thou think of?
Anxiety. Iago. Think of, iny Lord !
Surinising Oth. Think of, my Lord! Why dost thou echo Anxiety.
me, As if there were some monster in thy thought Suspicion. Too hideous to be shewn. Thou dost mean some
thing, I heard thee say but now, thou liked'st not that, When Cassio left my wife: What didst not like
Anxious And when I told thee, he was of my counsels
enquiry, In iny whole course of wooing, thou cry’dst
68 Indeed !!"
And didst contract and purse thy brows together,
As if thou then had'st shut up in thy brain Earnesness. Some horrible conceit. If thou dost love me,
Shew me thy thought.
Oth. I think thou dost,
breath, Apprehen. Therefore these stops of thine fright me the more :
For such things in a false disloyal knave,
They're distillations working from the heart, Earnestnefs. Which passion cannot rule. Therefore I tell thee,
Thou dost conspire against thy friend, lago,
A stranger to thy thought.
From one, that so imperfectly conceits,
To let you know my thoughts.
dear iny Lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Contempt. Who steals my purse, steals trash ;
'tis something—nothingTwas minetis his-it has been slaves to thou
sands : Concern. But he who filches from me my good name,
Robs me of that, which makes not him the richer,
And makes me poor indeed.. Charging. Oth. I'll know thy thoughts. Refusing. Iago. You cannot, if iny heart were in your
hand ; (1) (1) Iago. You cannot, &c.) That is, “I hardly know inyself, what to think; and yet I cannot help suspecting Callio."