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The Eleven Comedies, vol 2

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Author: Aristophanes
Language: English
Wordcount: 104,171 / 326 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 5,132
mnybks.net#: 628
Genres: Classic, Drama, Humor

The Wasps
The Birds
The Frogs
The Thesmophoriazusae
The Ecclesiazusae
Plutus

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N. A poor man! Ah! by Zeus! you know not now what I am worth; but you will know when you disembowel the old Heliast's money bag.[39]

BDELYCLEON. Come, get back indoors, both you and your ass.

PHILOCLEON. Oh! my brethren of the tribunal! oh! Cleon! to the rescue!

BDELYCLEON. Go and bawl in there under lock and key. And you there, pile plenty of stones against the door, thrust the bolt home into the staple, and to keep this beam in its place roll that great mortar against it. Quick's the word.

SOSIAS. Oh! my god! whence did this brick fall on me?

XANTHIAS. Perhaps a rat loosened it.

SOSIAS. A rat? 'tis surely our gutter-judge,[40] who has crept beneath the tiles of the roof.

XANTHIAS. Ah! woe to us! there he is, he has turned into a sparrow; he will be flying off. Where is the net? where? pschit! pschit! get back!

BDELYCLEON. Ah! by Zeus! I would rather have to guard Scioné[41] than such a father.

SOSIAS. And how that we have driven him in th

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