View of the principal states of Greece. Characters of Deraatlcs, Hyperide SjL ycurgus, and y Escliinjs, lbs orators. Character of Demosthenes. To animate a people renowned for justice, hu- manity, and valour, yet, in many instances, degenerate and corrupted ;to warn them of the dangers of luxury, treacliery, and bribery; of the ambition and perfidy of a powerful foreign enemy; to recall the glory of their aticestors to tlieir thoughts; and to inspire them Mith resolution, vigour, atul unanimity ;to correct abuses, to restore discipline, to revive and enforce the generous sentiments of patriotism and public spirit: These were tb.c great purposes for which the following Orations were originally pronounced. The subject tlierefore may possibly recommend them to a Britisii reader, even under the disadvantn res of a translation, bv no means worthy of the famous original. His candour may pardon them ;or sometimes, perliaps, they may escape him, if he suiters his imagination to be possessed witli tljat enthusiasm which our orator is, of all otliers, most capable of inspiring; and TOL. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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