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Fish: rotten unless it’s fresh— 18 Asinaria: The One about the Asses ̣ĭs hăbet ̣sucum, is ̣suauĭt ̣atem, eum q ̣uouis p ̣acto c ̣ondĭa ̣s u ̣el pătĭn ̣arĭu ̣m uĕl ̣ assum, u ̣erses q ̣uo pact ̣o lĭb ̣et; 180 ̣is dărĕ u ̣ult, is ̣se ălĭquid p ̣osci. n ̣am ĭbĭ de p ̣leno p ̣romĭt ̣ur, n ̣ĕque ĭllĕ ̣scit quid d ̣et, quid d ̣amni ̣făcĭat ̣: illi ̣re i stŭd ̣et. u ̣ult plăc ̣erĕ ̣sese ăm ̣ icae, u ̣ult mĭh ̣i, uult p ̣ĕdĭsĕq ̣uae, u ̣ult fămŭl ̣is, uult ̣ ĕtĭam anc ̣illis ̣, et quŏq ̣uĕ cătŭl ̣o mĕo ̣ ̣subbland ̣itur n ̣ŏuŭs ăm ̣ ator, ̣se ut cum u ̣ĭdĕat g ̣audĕa ̣t.
I was solo, you desolate: I rescued you from privation. If I took her home solo, you could never repay the favour. “Take her home solo,” if you’ll forever pay “solo,” on 165 demand. Your promise, this, forever. Just one condition: long’s you pay top whack. And with what ceiling for paying? You ne’er can be filled to the brim. You just took delivery: not long since you set some other demand. What ceiling for take-home-’n’-sex? ” You just return-delivered: post-haste, “return-delivery 170 to you”?
AMAT m ̣ ănĕ, măn ̣e, audi. d ̣ic, quid m ̣ e aequum c ̣enses p ̣ro illa ̣t ĭbĭ dăr ̣e, a ̣nnum hunc n ̣e cum q ̣uiquam ălĭo ̣ sit? ̣tunĕ? u ̣igint ̣i mĭn ̣as, 230 LENA a ̣tque e a ̣legĕ: ̣si ălĭŭs ̣ ad me p ̣rĭŭs att ̣ŭlĕrit, ̣t u uăl ̣e. AMAT LENA AMAT ă ̣t ĕgo est ̣ ĕtĭam prĭŭs quam ăb ̣is quod u ̣ŏlŏ lŏq ̣ui. dic q ̣uod lĭb ̣et. n ̣on omn ̣ino ̣iam pĕrĭi ̣ est rĕl ̣ĭcŭum q ̣uo pĕrĕa ̣m măg ̣is. h ̣ăbĕo und ̣e istuc ̣t ĭbĭ quod p ̣oscis d ̣em, sĕd ̣ in leg ̣es mĕa ̣s LENA d ̣ăbo, ŭti ̣scirĕ p ̣ossis, p ̣erpĕtŭum a ̣nnum hanc m ̣ ĭhi ŭti ̣seruĭa ̣t n ̣ec quemq ̣uam intĕrĕa ă ̣lĭum adm ̣ ittat p ̣rorsus q ̣uam me ad ̣se uĭr ̣um.