VS8 Source from manuscript

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    Note that VS8 = PD15

    ὁ τῆς φύσεως πλοῦτος καὶ ὥρισται καὶ εὐπόριστός ἐστιν, ὁ δὲ τῶν κενῶν δοξῶν εἰς ἄπειρον ἐκπίπτει.

    BUT that last word ἐκπίπτει ends on the 2nd line. The next red initial Greek letter is Τῶν πλείστων ἀνθρώπων... which is VS11.

    The popular VS 9 κακὸν ἀνάγκη, ἀλλʼ οὐδεμία ἀνάγκη ζῆν μετὰ ἀνάγκης. "Compulsion is a bad thing, but there is no compulsion to live under compulsion." starts at the end of the 2nd line of VS8 here. BUT between the end of ...ἐκπίπτει and the beginning of κακὸν ἀνάγκη... we have more text which *appears* to be:

    και eido?ποριστος or something like that.... sorry, I'll have to work on the paleography.

    VS9 ends and then VS10, which is attributed to Metrodorus starts towards the end of the 3rd line BUT NOTE that it does not have a RED capital letter! I'm wondering if that's significant... like the red letter editions of the New Testament where Jesus's words are printed in red?