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T. Maccius Plautus, Menaechmi, or The Twin Brothers (ed. Henry Thomas Riley) 4 0 Browse Search
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T. Maccius Plautus, Menaechmi, or The Twin Brothers (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 2 (search)
er? OLD MAN Step this way, my daughter, as far as ever you can from him. MENAECHMUS SOSICLES aside. What is there better for me than, since they say I'm mad, to pretend that I am mad, that I may frighten them away from me? He dances about. Evoƫ, Bacchus, ho! BromiusHo! Bromius: Evius and Bromius were two of the names by which the Bacchanals addressed Bacchus in their frenzy., in what forest dost thou invite me to the chase? I hear thee, but I cannot get away from this spot, so much does this rBacchus in their frenzy., in what forest dost thou invite me to the chase? I hear thee, but I cannot get away from this spot, so much does this raving mad female cur watch me on the left side. And behind there is that other old he-goat, who many a time in his life has proved the destruction of an innocent fellow-citizen by his false testimony. OLD MAN shaking his stick at him. Woe to your head. MENAECHMUS SOSICLES Lo! by his oracle, Apollo bids me burn out her eyes with blazing torches. He points with his fingers at her. THE WIFE OF MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. I'm undone, my father; he's threatening to burn my eyes out. OLD MAN Hark you, d