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Athens (Greece) (search for this): act 2, scene 2
ucting you in the direction of my devices; that you may know as well as my own self my plans. PERIPLECOMENUS The same you shall receive safe from the same spot where you have deposited them. PALAESTRIO My master is surrounded with the hide of an elephant, not his own, and has no more wisdom than a stone. PERIPLECOMENUS I myself know the same thing. PALAESTRIO Now, thus I would begin upon my plan; this contrivance I shall act upon. I shall say that her other own twin-sister has come here from Athens, with a certain person, her lover, to Philocomasium, as like to her as milk is to milk. I shall say that they are lodged and entertained here in your house. PERIPLECOMENUS Bravo! bravo! cleverly thought of. I approve or your device. PALAESTRIO So that, if my fellow-servant should accuse her before the Captain, and say that he has seen her here at your house, toying with another man, I shall assert, on the other hand, that my fellow-servant has seen the other one, the sister, at your house,
hing crude will he bring forth, something well-digested will he produce. But see, he is building; he has placed his hand as a pillarAs a pillar: He means that Palaestrio looks up in thought, while his clenched hand is placed, as though it were a pillar beneath his chin. beneath his chin. Have done with it in truth, this mode of building pleases me not; for I have heard say that the head of a foreign PoetOf a foreign Poet: "Barbaro." The speaker being supposed to be a Greek, and a native of Ionia, he would speak of a Roman as being "barbarus." It is generally supposed that Plautus here refers to the Roman poet Naevius, who had a habit of using this posture, and was, as is thought, at that moment in prison for having offended, in one of his Comedies, the family of the Metelli. He was afterwards liberated on having apologised in his plays called Hariolus (the Wizard) and Leo (the Lion). Periplecomenus thinks that this posture bodes no good, and is ominous of an evil result. is wont to
Jupiter (Canada) (search for this): act 2, scene 2
rive--this instant give us some clever plan; so that that which has been seen here within, may not have been seen; that which has been done, may not have been done. There, my man, you undertake a great enterprise; lofty the defences which you erect. If you yourself alone but say you undertake this, I have a certainty that we are able to rout our foes. PALAESTRIO I do say so, and I do undertake it. PERIPLECOMENUS And I do pronounce that you shall obtain that which you desire. PALAESTRIO May Jupiter kindly bless you then! PERIPLECOMENUS But, friend, do you impart to me the plan which you have devised. PALAESTRIO Be silent, then, while I am inducting you in the direction of my devices; that you may know as well as my own self my plans. PERIPLECOMENUS The same you shall receive safe from the same spot where you have deposited them. PALAESTRIO My master is surrounded with the hide of an elephant, not his own, and has no more wisdom than a stone. PERIPLECOMENUS I myself know the same thing