Aristophanes, Plutus (English) (XML Header) [genre: poetry; drama; comedy] [word count] [Ar. Plut.].
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Chremylus

But go and hang yourself and don't breathe another syllable. 600I will not be convinced against my will.

Poverty

“Oh! citizens of Argos! do you hear what he says?”

Chremylus

Invoke Pauson, your boon companion, rather.

Poverty

Alas! what is to become of me?

Chremylus

Get you gone, be off quick and a pleasant journey to you.

Poverty

605But where shall I go?

Chremylus

To gaol; but hurry up, let us put an end to this.

Poverty as she departs

One day you will recall me.

Chremylus

610Then you can return; but disappear for the present. I prefer to be rich; you are free to knock your head against the walls in your rage.

Blepsidemus

And I too 615welcome wealth. I want, when I leave the bath all perfumed with essences, to feast bravely with my wife and children and to fart in the faces of toilers and Poverty.

Chremylus

So that hussy has gone at last! 620But let us make haste to put Plutus to bed in the Temple of Asclepius.

Blepsidemus

Let us make haste; else some bothering fellow may again come to interrupt us.

Chremylus loudly

Cario, bring the coverlets and all that I have got ready from the house; 625let us conduct the god to the temple, taking care to observe all the proper rites.



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