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longa ripa seems to mean merely ‘along the bank,’ as in I. 13, nec bracchia longo margine terrarum porrexerat Amphitrite. Merkel suspects that some more definite indication of place is concealed.

428. [Ipsos modulata dolores, Can.7 rightly. The other reading ipso modulata dolore is very tame, though found in Bod. and seemingly in the Marcianus. R. E.] King translates ‘still tuning grief to music.’ Heinsius conjectured spissos modulata dolores.

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