Neither is it recorded that the writings of those old comedians were suppressed, though the acting of them were forbid; and that Plato commended the reading of Aristophanes, the loosest of them all, to his royal scholar Dionysius, is commonly known, and may be excused, if holy Chrysostom, as is reported, nightly studied so much the same author and had the art to cleanse a scurrilous vehemence into the style of a rousing sermon. --O, he'll remember all this when he grows up, said Dante hotly--the language he heard against God and religion and priests in his own home. It's beyond everything, for a young lady; and I can't think wherever she must have picked up--" "The appalling language she applied to me? I can, then!" I broke in with a laugh that was doubtless significant enough. Ao! --Good man, Towser! Duck him! --Come along, Dedalus! Bous Stephanoumenos! Bous Stephaneforos! --Duck him! Guzzle him now, Towser! --Help! Help! Ao! He recognized their speech collectively before he distinguished their faces.