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[1253] Each moment of all time, as it comes, would be a proper occasion [1255] for me to make these just complaints. Scarcely now have I had my lips set free.

Yes, I agree; therefore guard your freedom.

What must I do?

When it is inopportune, do not want to speak too much.

[1260] No, who could exchange due silence for speech, when you have appeared? For now my eyes have seen you, beyond all thought and hope!

You saw me when the gods moved me to come. <

[1265] You have told me of a grace higher still than the first, if a god brought you to our house; [1270] I acknowledge in it the work of the divine.

On the one hand I hesitate to curb your gladness, but on the other I fear that you may be overwhelmed by too much joy.

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