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Two insertions of the sting are effected and the fly is instantly paralysed by the poison so introduced into its body.
Thorpe gives, without explanations, the insertions of an ill-informed Gloucester monk who has obscured the accurate chronology of the original.
The so-called Emblemata (insertions) of Tribonian were therefore indispensable, though, of course, we cannot say whether they were always made in the best way.
It looks as if they were insertions in the passage as it originally stood, and that the references to parables in the plural, together with the statement at vv.
In addition to such larger insertions, the text of the original document seems to have undergone a certain amount of revision.