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Enter MYRRHINA and PARADALISCA, from the house of STALINO.

Having been well and handsomely entertained indoors, we've come out here in the street to see the wedding-sports. I'd like to know how Chalinus gets on--the newly-married bride with her new-made husband. Never, upon my faith, any day did I laugh so much, nor in the time that's to come do I think I shall laugh more; and no poet ever did con trive a more artful plot than this was skilfully contrived by us. I'd now very much like the old fellow to come out, with his face well battered, than whom there is not a more wicked old man alive. Not even him do I deem to be more wicked who finds the room for him. Now, Pardalisca, do you be guard here pointing to the door of her house ; that whoever comes out from here, you may have some sport with him.

I'll do it with pleasure, and in my usual way.

Observe from here everything that's going on indoors.

Prithee, get behind me.

You have liberty, too, to say freely and boldly to him anything you like.

in a low voice . Be quiet; your door makes a noise. They hide themselves.

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