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Enter LABRAX, at a distance.

to himself . What other mortal being is there living this day more wretched than myself, whom before the commissioned judges1 Plesidippus has just now cast? Palæstra has just been taken from me by award. I'm ruined outright. But I do believe that Procurers were procreated for mere sport; so much do all persons make sport if any misfortune befalls a Procurer. Now I'll go look here, in the Temple of Venus, for that other female, that her at least I may take away, the only portion of my property that remains. He retires a little distance.

1 Commissioned judges: "Recuperatores." These were also called "judices selecti," and were "commissioned judges" appointed by the Prætors at Rome for the purpose of trying causes relative to property in dispute between parties. See the Bacchides, l. 270.

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