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tongues, to make myself understood by Scythians and Persians and Thracians and Celts. Perhaps I had better hold up my hand and signal for silence.
Zeus. Do.
Herm. Good ; they are as quiet as if they were so many teachers of elocution. Now is the time for your speech ; see, they are all hanging on your lips.
Zeus. Why-there is something wrong with me-Hermes, my boy-I will be frank with you. You know how confident and impressive I always was as a public speaker ?
Heym. I know ; I used to be in such a fright ; you threatened sometimes to let down your golden cord and heave up earth and sea from their foundations, gods included.
Zeus. But to-day, my child-it may be this terrible crisisit may be the size of the audience-there is a vast number of gods here, isn't there-anyhow, my thoughts are all mixed, I shiver, my tongue seems tied. What is most absurd of all, my exordium is gone clean out of my head ; and I had prepared it on purpose to produce a good impression at the start.

At last Zeus adapts a speech of Demosthenes to the occasion and explains the crisis.
YOU now know the occasion of this meeting-no light one, ye gods, if you reflect how entirely our dignity, our revenue, our honour, depend on mankind. If they should accept as true either our absolute non-existence or, short of that, our indifference to them, farewell to our earthly sacrifices, attributes, honours ; we shall sit starving and ineffectual in Heaven ; our beloved feasts and assemblies, games and sacrifices, vigils and processions-all will be no more. So mighty is the issue ; believe me, it behoves us all to search out salvation ; and where lies salvation? In the victory and acceptance of Timocles, in laughter that shall drown the voice of Damis. For I doubt the unaided powers of Timocles, if our help be not accorded him.

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