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[167] τὸ γέρας: the art. is used almost as in Att., the usual gift of honor. — “ὀλίγον τε κτλ”.: the thought is adversative, though the conjs. are copulative, cf. “δόσις ὀλίγη τε φίλη τε ζ” 208; see § 3 q. Cf. ‘an ill-favored thing, but mine own’ Shakspere As you like it v. 4. 60.

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