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T. Maccius Plautus, Rudens, or The Fisherman's Rope (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 4, scene 3 (search)
es also. TRACHALIO I understand; by my troth, you'll be turning into a wallet-fish I fancy, if you don't take care; your skin will be purple, and then afterwards black. GRIPUS aside. What a villain this that I have met with to-day! TRACHALIO We are wasting words; the day wears apace. Consider, please, by whose arbitration do you wish us to proceed? GRIPUS By the arbitration of the wallet. TRACHALIO Really so, indeed? You are a fool. GRIPUS My respects to you, Mister ThalesThales: Thales of Miletus was one of the seven wise men of Greece. Gripus ironically calls Trachalio by this name, in reply to the other having called him a fool. Going. TRACHALIO holding him. You shan't carry that off this day, unless you find a place of safe keeping for it, or an umpire, by whose arbitration this matter may be settled. GRIPUS Prithee, are you in your senses? TRACHALIO I'm mad, in need of hellebore. GRIPUS But I'm troubled with sprites; still I shan't let this go. Hugs the wallet. TRACHALIO Only a