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τὰ τοῦ γήρως ἐπιτελεῖσθαι: to pay the debts of old age, i.e. to suffer the weakening of sight, hearing, and intellect.

ὁρᾶν, ἀκούειν, διανοεῖσθαι: with their advs., in appos. with τὰ τοῦ γήρως.

ἀποβαίνειν: to turn out, “to become.” — μὴ αἰσθανομένῳ κτλ.: the thought is “if I should not notice it, that itself would be a proof of dullness, and such a life would be no life; and if I should notice it, life would naturally lose its joy.”

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