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Enter SIMMIA, from BALLIO'S house, leading PHŒNICIUM.

SIMO
to PHŒNICIUM . Don't weep: you know not how the matter is, Phœnicium; but before long I'll let you know it when you are resting. I'm not leading you to that Macedonian long-teethed fellow, who now causes you to be weeping. To him will I lead you, whose you especially long to be. I'll cause you before very long to be embracing Calidorus.

PSEUDOLUS
Prithee, why did you stay so long in-doors? For how long a time was my heart throbbing with beating against my breast.

SIMO
You have found reason, you whipping-post, with a vengeance to be making enquires of me * * * * * * * amid the ambush of the enemy. Why don't we go home with all speed with military strides1.

PSEUDOLUS
Now, by my troth, although you are a worthless fellow, you advise aright. March in triumphal procession, this way, straight in the path to the festive goblet. They march off in triumphal procession.

1 With military strides: Having often to march quickly, soldiers would naturally acquire the habit of walking with large strides.

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