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[2] For this, Aristophanes again scoffs at him in his ‘Birds,’ in words like these:—
And lo! by Zeus! we can no longer doze about,—
We have no time,—nor shilly-shally-niciasize;
1 and in his ‘Farmers,’ where he writes:—
I want to go a-farming.
Pray who hinders you?
You people do. Come! Let me give a thousand drachms
If you'll release me from my offices.
'Tis done!
Yours make two thousand, counting those that Nicias gave.

1 Verses 638 f.

2 This play is not extant. Kock, Com. Att. Frag. i. p. 416.

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