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Lucian, The Double Indictment, 31

nanHer. We had better summon the parties, Justice.Just. True. Only look at the crowd, bustling and buzzing about the hilltop like a swarm of wasps!First Ath. I’ve got you, curse you.Second Ath. Pooh! a trumped up charge.Third Ath. At last! you shall get your deserts this time.Fourth Ath. Your villany shall be unmasked.Fifth Ath. My jury first, Hermes.Sixth Ath. Come along: into court with you, rascal.Seventh Ath. You needn’t throttle me.Just. Do you know what I think we had better do, Hermes? Put off all the other cases for tomorrow, and only take today the charges brought by Arts, Professions, and Philosophies. Pick me out all of that kind.Her. Drink v. the Academy, re Polemon, kidnapped.Just. Seven jurors.Her. Porch v. Pleasure. Defendant is charged with seducing Dionysius, plaintiff’s admirer.Just. Five will do for that.Her. Luxury v. Virtue, re Aristippus.Just. Five again.Her. Bank v. Diogenes, alleged to have run away from plaintiff’s service.Just. Three only.Her. Painting v. Pyrrho. Desertion from the ranks.Just. That will want nine.

nanI found, then, that the discreet bearing, the seemly dress, which had distinguished her in the days of her union with the illustrious demesman of Paeania, were now thrown aside: I saw her tricked out and bedizened, rouged and painted like a courtesan. My suspicions were aroused, and I began to watch the direction of her eyes. To make a long story short, our street was nightly infested with the serenades of her tipsy gallants, some of whom, not content with knocking at our doors, threw aside all restraint, and forced their way into the house. These attentions amused and delighted my wife: she was commonly to be seen leaning over the parapet and listening to the loose ditties that were bawled up from below; and when she thought she was unobserved, she would even open the door, and admit the gallant to her shameless embraces. Such things were not to be endured: I was loth to bring her into the divorce court, and accordingly sought the hospitality of Dialogue, who was my near neighbour.

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