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Oh! thou great Asclepius! How mighty is thy power! To Cario But tell me, where is Plutus now?

He is approaching, [750] escorted by an immense crowd. The rich, whose wealth is [755] ill-gotten, are knitting their brows and shooting at him looks of fierce hate, while the just folk, who led a wretched existence, embrace him and grasp his hand in the transport of their joy; they follow in his wake, their heads wreathed with garlands, laughing and blessing their deliverer; the old men make the earth resound as they walk together keeping time. [760] Come, all of you, all, down to the very least, dance, leap and form yourselves into a chorus; no longer do you risk being told, when you go home. “There is no meal in the bag.”

And I, by Hecate! I will string [765] you a garland of cakes for the good tidings you have brought me.

Hurry, make haste then; our friends are close at hand.

I will go indoors to fetch some gifts of welcome, to celebrate these eyes that have just been opened.

She goes back into the house.

[770] Meantime I am going forth to meet them.

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