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Dedisti . . . verba: "you deceived, you hoodwinked." The idiom dare verba is classical. dum . . . demulcet, dum . . . fovet: the historical present is common with dum meaning "while." nulli: dative. abstulisti: "carried off." calculum ponere: "put the stone [on the counting-board]," i.e., "settle accounts," "come to a reckoning."

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