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tanto potentior. Such phrases as tanto melior, tanto nequior are frequent in comedy. [Tantoque peritior Can.7 Bod. The V. is omitted in Can.1 This seems a real case of two parallel readings. It is difficult to choose. Laudatae is rather in favour of peritior. The idea in any case is that the admiration (laus) and the oscula that accompanied it, not only would do Pomona no harm, but would increase her skill (peritior) as a gardener, or her rich supply of fruit (potentior). R.E. ].

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