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[10] This is why a certain gourmand1 wished that his throat might be longer than a crane's, showing that his pleasure lay in the sensation of contact.

1 Apparently a character of comedy, though later writers speak of him as a real person. Some mss. here insert his name, ‘Hospitable, the son of Belch,’ cf. Aristot. Eud. Eth. 1231a 16, where the story recurs, and Aristoph. Frogs 934.

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