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[40] Altera tela, &c. The repetition of tela seems superfiuous, and has a bad effect. Some copies have bella, arcus, faces. The arrow and torch were by the ancients looked upon as the darts of Cupid; for he was not only said to strike with the arrow, but also to kindle love with the torch, to inflame the heart. The same weapons are also sometimes ascribed to Venus.

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