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[167] Legisse; for elegisse; that I chose you preferably to virtue and a kingdom. In some copies this verse is followed by these two lines. “Cum Venus et Juno Pallasque in vallibus Idae
Corpora judicio supposuere meo.

I can see little reason for admitting this distich; for, as Paris had before given a full account of his decision, we cannot well suppose that he would trouble the reader with an unnecessary repetition.

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