1607_”The Turkes Secretoire, Containing his Sundrie Letters”, (undated letter)

The Macedonians to the Turke
What just and equal peace can there be betwixt thee and the
Macedonians: we desire and endeavor to defend our country,
and our laws; thou not content with thine own, thirstest after
other kingdoms by force of arms, and seekest to stretch out thine
empire beyond thy bounds: we cannot but speak touching our
common-wealth, as it becomes our constancie and generous
mindes, that we hold nothing dearer, and sweeter among men,
than libertie; yet this has always been the common vice and fault
among tyrants; free states they hate to death, free cities stand too
much in their sight.