Note 033
From Chapter 50 of the Decline & Fall

Non gloriabantur antiquitus Arabes, nisi gladio, hospite, et eloquentiâ (Sephadius apud Pocock, Specimen, p. 161, 162.)

This gift of speech they shared only with the Persians; and the sententious Arabs would probably have disdained the simple and sublime logic of Demosthenes.

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