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Here is a truly happy old man, as far as I can judge.

Ah! but what shall I be, when you see me presently dressed for the wedding?

Made young again by love and scented with perfumes, [860] your lot will be one we all shall envy.

And when I lie beside her and fondle her breasts?

Oh! then you will be happier than those spinning-tops who call Carcinus their father.

[865] And I well deserve it; have I not bestridden a beetle to save the Greeks, who now, thanks to me, can make love at their ease and sleep peacefully on their farms?

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