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Oceanus
Do you not know then, Prometheus, that [380] words are the physicians of a disordered temper?

Prometheus
If one softens the soul in season, and does not hasten to reduce its swelling rage by violence.

Oceanus
What lurking mischief do you see when daring joins to zeal? Teach me this.

Prometheus
[385] Lost labor and thoughtless simplicity.

Oceanus
Leave me to be affected by this, since it is most advantageous, when truly wise, to be deemed a fool.

Prometheus
This fault will be seen to be my own.

Oceanus
Clearly the manner of your speech orders me back home.

Prometheus
[390] So that you won't win enmity for yourself by lamenting for me.

Oceanus
In the eyes of the one who is newly seated on his omnipotent throne?

Prometheus
Beware lest the time come when his heart is angered with you.

Oceanus
Your plight, Prometheus, is my instructor.

Prometheus
Go away, depart, keep your present purpose.

Oceanus
[395] Your urging meets my eagerness; for my four-footed winged beast fans with his wings the smooth pathway of the air; and truly he will be glad to rest his knees in his stall at home.Exit

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