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r abuse, and explain to me what I've been asking.
TRACHALIO There ought to be a casket of wicker-workCasket of wicker-work: "Caudeam." Festus tells us that this kind of casket was made of wicker, and received its name from its resemblance to a horse's tail, "cauda;" others, however, perhaps with more probability, derive it from "caudex," "a piece of wood." in that wallet, in which are tokens by means of which she may be enabled to recognize her parents, by whom, when little, she was lost at Athens, as I said before.
GRIPUS May Jupiter and the Gods confound you. What do you say, you sorcerer of a fellow? What, are these women dumb, that they are not able to speak for themselves?
TRACHALIO They are silent for this reason, because a silent woman is always better than a talking one.
GRIPUS Then, i' faith, by your way of speaking, you are neither a man nor a woman to my notion.
TRACHALIO How so?
GRIPUS Why, because neither talking nor silent are you ever good for anything. Prithee to DÆM