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Lysistrata   


our minds without more delay to make common cause to save Greece. Open


your ears to our wise counsels and hold your tongues, and we may yet


put things on a better footing.


MAGISTRATE


You put things indeed! Oh! this is too much! The insolence of


the creatures!


LYSISTRATA


Be still!


MAGISTRATE


May I die a thousand deaths ere I obey one who wears a veil!


LYSISTRATA


If that's all that troubles you, here, take my veil, wrap it round


your head, and hold your tongue.


CLEONICE


Then take this basket; put on a girdle, card wool, munch beans.


The war shall be women's business.


LEADER OF CHORUS OF WOMEN


Lay aside your water-pots, we will guard them, we will help our


friends and companions.


CHORUS OF WOMEN (singing)


For myself, I will never weary of the dance; my knees will never


grow stiff with fatigue. I will brave everything with my dear

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