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[88] Quod mihi vae miserae. Some editions have Quodve mihi miserae; and both readings may be supported by plausible pretences. However, the former seems to have the better claim to reception, as it comes nearer to Ovid's usual way of expressing himself. Thus, in the Epistle of Briseis, the heroine says, “Hic mihi vae miserae concutit ossa metus.

And Cydippe exclaims, “At mihi vae miserae torrentur febribus artus.

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