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tantum quoque. [Can.7 has qum corrected from quam. Cum tantum would be a repetition suited to the magic character of Circe. Another Bodleian MS., F. IV. 30 (of cent. xii.), gives quantum quoque gramine possim; this suggests, what gives a better force to quoque, carmine cum quantum, tantum quoque gramine possim. But the constitution of the verse is unusually doubtful. R. E.] For the assonance cf. Fast.VI. 159: “extis puerilibus, inquit, parcite. pro parvo victima parva cadit. cor pro corde, precor, pro fibris sumite fibras.”
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