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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... and Iv. 17 (18). 10 n. iste. The expression will be harsh and confused if iste has its usual reference to the second person. It is better then to suppose iste=ille. Comp. el. 8. 48. 33, 34. 'Wherefore, if thou canst blush, confess thy errors with all speed. To say for whom we languish oft lightens our pain in love.' 33. quare. The argument is not very cogent, but Prop. is fond of this mode of connecting thoughts. Comp. Introduction. Here the connexion seems to be 'You slighted my words in the past, and now you have found that I was right. Do not disregard them now, but confess your love; which, believe me, will alleviate your pain.' s1?pudor est has caused unnecessary difliculty. It is not a strong expression. Virgil addresses it to goats Ecl. 10. 77 ite domum saturae, si quis pudor, ite capellae. It continues the idea in quarc, 'if you have any respect for me and yourself, ' not " if you are ashamed of loving a slave" P. Propertius appreciated these love confidences. Compare el. 10. errata, of love, Prop. 1. 13. 35 quoniam nouus incidit error. So in Ov. Am. 2. 4. 3 (a reminiscence of this passage) confiteor, si quid prodest delic ta fateri. 34. quo, not to be altered into qua nor taken with in amore. It is the masc. of indefinite gender. quo pereas, 1he abl. of the instr. So with uror, ardeo, ferueo. Compare Hor. Od. 1. 27. 10 dicat Qpuntiae frater Megillae quo beat-us uolnere, qua pereat sagitta. leuat, 'relieve, ' as Hor. Ep. 1. 8. 8 quod leuet aegrum. But observe (1) that it is used without an accus. following, cf. 1. 14. 22 quid reteuant uariis serica textilibus! (2) that it is used with a clause (infinitival as 1wm., a use which Propertius has considerably developed. omp. more

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