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Notes on line 7:

This line is a good example of how two different readers can see completely different things. The reading here is that of the original editor of this text, who wrote, "It seems probable that the subscription referred to in line 2 falls here. Capito is sure, but all before that name except it is very doubtful."

In fact, even Capito is not quite right. While one might agree with the identification of individual letters, the fact that the editor could not make sensical words out of these letters makes the reading suspect. The strokes of ink he read twice as it are in fact an h, a realization which helps lead to the correct reading.

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