Browsing named entities in T. Maccius Plautus, Rudens, or The Fisherman's Rope (ed. Henry Thomas Riley).
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Enter TRACHALIO, in haste. TRACHALIO Hallo there! stop. GRIPUS Why should I stop? TRACHALIO While I coil up this ropeThis rope: This is the first mention of the "rudens," or "netrope," from which the Play derives its name. for you that you are dragging. GRIPUS Now let it alone. TRACHALIO Troth, but I'll assist you. What's kindly done to worthy men, isn't thrown away. GRIPUS * * * * * There was a boisterous tempest yesterday; no fish have I, young man; don't you be supposing I have. Don't you see that I'm carrying my dripping net without the scaly race? TRACHALIO I' faith, I'm not wishing for fish so much as I am in need of your conversation. GRIPUS Then, whoever you are, you are worrying me to death with your annoyance. TRACHALIO takes hold of him. I'll not allow you to go away from here; stop. GRIPUS Take you care of a mishap, if you please; but why the plague are you dragging me back? TRACHALIO Listen. GRIPUS I won't listen. TRACHALIO But, upon my faith, you shall listen. GRI
Enter GRIPUS, dragging a net enclosing a wallet, by a rope. GRIPUS to himself. These thanks do I return to Neptune, my patron, who dwells in the salt retreats, the abode of fishes, inasmuch as he has despatched me finely laden on my return from his retreats, and from his Temples, laden with most abundant booty, with safety to my boat, which in the stormy sea made me master of a singular and rich haul. In a wondrous and incredible manner has this haul turned out prosperously for me, nor yet have I this day taken a single ounce weight of fish, but only that which I am here bringing with me in my net. For when I arose in the middle of the night, and without sloth, I preferred profit to sleep and rest; in the raging tempest, I determined to try how I might lighten the poverty of my master and my own servitude, not sparing of my own exertions. Most worthless is the man that is slothful, and most detestably do I hate that kind of men. It behoves him to be vigilant who wishes to do his dut