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Enter OLYMPIO, CHALINUS following him.This Play is named after Casina, the female slave; and it is rather singular that neither she nor Euthynicus, two of the parties most interested, appear as characters in it. OLYMPIO Isn't it to be allowed me for myself to speak and think about my own affairs by myself, just as I choose, with
even if you are ready to go to the cross, I'm determined to follow you. Hence judge of the sequel, whether you can or not, by your artifices, slily deprive me of Casina for a wife, just as you are attempting.
OLYMPIO What business have you with me?
CHALINUS What say you, impudence? Why are you creeping about in the city, you bai care that all's right in the country. When I've got that for which I came hither to the city, to take her as my wife whom you are dying for--the fair and charming Casina, your fellow-servant--when I've carried her off with myself into the country as my wife, I'll then stick fast in the country, at my post of command.