questioning him was ill-advised. (To PLUTUS) Come, friend, if you
care to oblige an honest man, answer me.
Ah! what a pleasant fellow and what a delightful prophecy the
By Demeter, you'll have no reason to laugh presently.
If you don't speak, you wretch, I will surely do you an ill turn.
Friends, take yourselves off and leave me.
This, master, is the best thing to do. I'll undertake to secure
him the most frightful death; I will lead him to the verge of a