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Let a basket of wings  be brought speedily. Come, beat him as I do, and put some life into him; he is as lazy as an ass. Pisthetaerus
Aye, Manes is a great craven. Chorus
 Begin by putting this heap of wings in order; divide them in three parts according to the birds from whom they came; the singing, the prophetic and the aquatic birds; then you must take care to distribute them to the men according to their character.
To Manes, who is bringing in another basket.
 Oh! by the kestrels! I can keep my hands off you no longer; you are too slow and lazy altogether.