This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ...morn, I heard you breeding lies of me to Plaucus's lickspittle. "'Tis sad he is so pitiless, so monster-hearted, I might almost say." Old Cit. No, no, no, indeed. Cit. And you'd to get everything for his "abandoned brood." You know 'twas what you croked. Now, listen while you've still got breath. Bemember that those ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ...morn, I heard you breeding lies of me to Plaucus's lickspittle. "'Tis sad he is so pitiless, so monster-hearted, I might almost say." Old Cit. No, no, no, indeed. Cit. And you'd to get everything for his "abandoned brood." You know 'twas what you croked. Now, listen while you've still got breath. Bemember that those brats were never mine. Dost hear? or Old Cit. I spoke to Plaucus's under slave. 'Twas after all the clients had left: 'twas so. It's true--I did; but not as you have heard. Oh, no! not as you thought you heard. I know good Scseva, he is my friend; 'twas thus, believe me, on my dying oath--I am a poor old man--I must have used your name. I went to see if I could ever get a chance of having any of the clothes or food which the great prastor, Lord Lampadius, gives away (praised is his name). You know my breadtickets are so often stolen, so often taken from me--I am a weak old man--and good Scseva, before I Cit. Said anything to get you gone, as I would now. How came you here at all? I suppose to bribe, with grovelling toil, " an honest sesterce," as it's called! You came here to work! That's the tale, isn't it? Ha, ha! If you want to work, why don't you do what you did yesterday? or are you come to rob your fellows with your poor wry face and very woman's tongue? Old Cit. I'm out of place in all these grand sights--I know I am; but then I thought I'd like to see my dear young general again--I know he wouldn't know me. Cit. Wouldn't know you! Throws remainder of meat away." I've had my fill, and the dogs may have theirs. Old Cit. May I have it? Cit. You have it? Of course you may--you know you may, you old hypocrite; you'd have had more, if you'd open'd your jaws before. Old Citizen picks up piece of meat, and exit...
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