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(One Elder)
[475] Heralded by a beacon of good tidings a swift report has spread throughout the town. Yet whether it is true, or some deception of the gods, who knows?

(A Second Elder)
Who is so childish or so bereft of sense, [480] once he has let his heart be fired by sudden news of a beacon fire, to despair if the story changes?

(A Third Elder)
It is just like a woman's eager nature to yield assent to pleasing news before yet the truth is clear.

(A Fourth Elder)
[485] Too credulous, a woman's mind has boundaries open to quick encroachment; but quick to perish is rumor spread by a woman.

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