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THE ACROSTIC ARGUMENT. [Supposed to have been written by Priscian the Grammarian.]

A BOY (Puer), seven years old, is stolen at Carthage. An old man, a hater (Osco) of women, adopts him when bought, and (Et) makes him his heir. His two kinswomen and their nurse (Nutrix) are also carried off. Lycus buys them and torments (Vexat) Agorastocles in love. But he palms off his bailiff with some gold upon the Procurer (Lenoni), and so convicts him of theft. Hanno, the Carthaginian, comes (Venit), discovers him to be the son of his cousin, and recognizes his own (Suas) daughters whom he had lost.

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