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[318] The reading “κεν” for τοι is natural but not necessary. The opt. is concessive, ‘I admit that I wish,’ H. G. § 299 f, and M. and T. § 240. Compare York's speech in King Richard the Second, ii. 3. 99,‘Were I but now the lord of such hot youth,’” etc.

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