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TERPANDRE: That's a bit much; but Milord there's nothing I
won't do to deserve your hol y protection.
ANITUS: You will regain all that a hundred fold. It's the best way
to deserve the favors of the gods and goddesses. Give much and
you will receive much; and especially don't fail to arouse the
people against all the people of quality who do not vow enough,
and who do not present offerings.
ACROS: We will never fail in that; it's too sacred a duty not to be
faithful to it.
ANITUS: Go, my dear friends. May the gods keep you in these
sentiments, so pious and just! And count on prospering,
yourselves, your children and your grandchildren.
TERPANDRE:? We are sure of that because you said it.
(Exit Terpandre and Acros)
ANITUS: Well, my dear Madame Drixa, I think you don't find it
ill that I am espousing Aglaea; but I don't love you any less. We
will live together as usual.
DRIXA: Oh! Milord, I am not jealous; and since business is going
so well I am very satisfied. Since I have the honor of being one of
your mistresses, I have enjoyed great consideration in Athens. If
you love Aglaea, I love the young Sophronine. And Xantippe, the
wife of Socrates has promised to give him to me in marriage. You
will still have the same rights over me. I am only annoyed that this
young man may be raised by that villainous Socrates, and that
Aglaea may yet be in his clutches. They must be gotten out of them
as quickly as possible. Xantippe will be enchanted to be rid of
them. The handsome Sophronine and the beautiful Aglaea are very
ill in Socrates hands.
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