A more precious tribute of affection was paid to the remains of the statesman Phocion by his widow.
Phocion compared the speeches of Leosthenes to cypress-trees.
When Phocion was asked whether he had any message for p. 250his son, he said, “Only that he bear no grudge against the Athenians.”
Who wolde not wonder at the cleane and vncorrupt courage of this Phocion?
Megara has been greatly distinguished from the circumstance of Phocion having been buried in its territories.
Like Phocion, he believed in the enemies of his country more than he believed in his own people.
Of that noble Greek who governed his city by unwritten laws, the people said: "Phocion's character is more than the constitution."
He was not a Phocion, for he never became the tool of a foreign power.
Could you, Phocion, think it safety to have our freedom depend on the moderation of Philip?
But very few Athenians had the spirit of Phocion or Demosthenes.