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[126] Viscera rupia forent. Hubertinus, one of the best commentators upon Ovid, is of opinion that Phaedra's prayer is directed against herself, and that she wishes she had died in labour, instead of bringing children into the world to his injury. But from her manner of introducing the prayer, there is reason to think that by viscera she means she child; wishing that it might have been suffocated at the birth.

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