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T. Maccius Plautus, Stichus, or The Parasite Rebuffed (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 4 (search)
ta.". SAGARINUS You say right; I care for no dainties. Drink away, PiperDrink away, Piper: He thinks that the Piper is inclined to shirk hiPiper: He thinks that the Piper is inclined to shirk his goblet, and to show that he himself is not flagging in spirit, tries to keep him up to the mark.; drink, if you do drink. I' faith, this muPiper is inclined to shirk his goblet, and to show that he himself is not flagging in spirit, tries to keep him up to the mark.; drink, if you do drink. I' faith, this must be drunk--don't shirk it. Holds the goblet to the PIPER. Why flinch at what you see must be done by you? Why don't you drink? Do it, if yoPIPER. Why flinch at what you see must be done by you? Why don't you drink? Do it, if you are to do it. Take it, I tell you, for the public pays for this. That's not your way to shirk your drink. Take your pipesTake your pipes: ace as the country fiddlers of modern times. out of your mouth. The PIPER drinks. STICHUS When he has drunk, either do you mind my rulesMind upside down without any risk of spilling the wine. SAGARINUS to the PIPER. How now? Although you did make a fuss about it, still it didn't hurt you. Come, Piper, when you've done drinking, put back your pipes to your lips; quickly puff out your cheeks, just like a reptile serpentA
T. Maccius Plautus, Stichus, or The Parasite Rebuffed (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 5 (search)
US I' faith, you shan't that way get the better of me, but what I'll have a bit of enjoyment, too, that way. STEPHANIUM Well, if I must dance, do you then give the Piper something to drink. STICHUS Aye, and to me. SAGARINUS holds the goblet to the PIPER. Piper, you take first: and after that, if you tipple this off, just as has beething to drink. STICHUS Aye, and to me. SAGARINUS holds the goblet to the PIPER. Piper, you take first: and after that, if you tipple this off, just as has been your wont before to-day, straightway strike up some merry and amorous tune to dance to, by which we may tingle all over from our very finger nails. Pour some water here. ething to drink. STICHUS Aye, and to me. SAGARINUS holds the goblet to the PIPER. Piper, you take first: and after that, if you tipple this off, just as has been your wont before to-day, straightway strike up some merry and amorous tune to dance to, by which we may tingle all over from our very finger nails. Pour some water here.
T. Maccius Plautus, Stichus, or The Parasite Rebuffed (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 6 (search)
The PIPER stops playing while he drinks the water. SAGARINUSTake this, you; toss it off. The drink didn't please him just now; now at last he takes it with less difficulty. Take it, you. To STEPHANIUM. In the meantime, apple of my eye, give me a kiss while he's drinking. STEPHANIUM Why, it's the way of a common strumpet, for a damsel to give a kiss standing to her sweetheart as he stands. She turns away, while he tries to kiss her. STICHUS Bravo! bravo! that's the way it's given to a thiefGiven to a thief: She turns away with affected modesty from Sagarinus, who only manages "to steal" a kiss. His rival is pleased at this, and cries out that she only gives it to him as if he was stealing it.. SAGARINUS Come, blow out your cheeks now; something in the amorous wayIn the amorous way: It is difficult to say what was the exact difference between the "lepida" and the "suavis cantio." The first was, perhaps, a "merry," and the other an "amorous" tune. at once. Give us a new tune in return