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blandis tabellis, billets doux.

708. For the custom of the lover spending the night in tears upon the doorstep of his mistress, addressing reproaches to the door and leaving garlands in token of his presence, cf. Lucr.iv. 1173, Prop.i. xvi.Amor. I. vi.

710. [serae Can.7, ferae Bod., fori V. fore Can.1 Here again Can.7 has preserved the true reading. R.E. ]

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    • Sextus Propertius, Elegies, 1.16
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