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Hinc illæ Lacrymæ

This was the real offence; this was the true secret of the annoyance; this, entre nous, was the real source of the vexation.

Perchance `tis Mara's song that gives offence -

Iline illce lacrymae
—I fear

The song that once could charm the royal sense,
Delights, alas! no more the royal ear.

Peter Pindar: Ode upon Ode.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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