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T. Maccius Plautus, Bacchides, or The Twin Sisters (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act prologue, scene 0 (search)
THE PROLOGUEPrologue: There is little doubt that this Prologue is spurious, but as it is prefixed to many of the editions, and to Thornton's and the French translations, it is here inserted. Lascaris, the Greek grammarian, says, in a letter to Bembo, that it was discovered by him in Sicily. Some writers have supposed it to have been written by the Poet Petrarch.. SILENUS mounted on his Ass. 'Tis a wonder if the spectators on the benches this day don't hiss, and cough, and make a snorting noise at this ridiculous sight, furrow their brows, and, with cries with one consentWith cries with one consent: "Concrepario" is a barbarous word, formed from "crepo," to make a noise., shout all aloud, and mutter imprecations. Hardly in their youth can beardless actors, or mimics with their beards plucked out, find room upon the stage. Why comes forth this aged and lethargic go-between, who is borne upon the ass's back? Listen, I pray, and give me your attention, while I tell you the name of this