7. condicionem, terms. nunc, even now. pertimuerit, take alarm. spe conatuque: referring of course to his treasonable hopes and designs.
est mihi tanti, it is worth my while: § 417 (252, a); cf. B. 203, 3; G. 380, I, R.; H. 448 (404); H.-B. 356, I. depellatur: § 528(314); B. 310,ii; G.573; H. 587(313,i); H.-B. 529. sane (concessive), f you like (see Vocab.). invidiae, etc.: rather than have his predictions verified in this way, Cicero prefers the unjust odium of having arbitrarily driven Catiline to exile. aliquando, some day. quod. . . emiserim: § 592, 3 (341, d); B. 323; G. 541; H. 588, ii (516, ii); H-B. 535, 2, a. emiserim, eiecerim, let him go... drove him out si interfectus, etc.: he thus adroitly excuses himself to those who would have preferred harsher measures. Notice the identity in sound in profectus, interfectus, and observe how the argument a fortiori is brought out by the exact antithesis.
quamquam (corrective), and yet dictitant: notice the frequentative. nemo, not a man. misericors: his going to Manlius was his inevitable ruin, and yet, for all their pity, they still wished him to go. latrocinantem, in partisan warfare (see note on p.109, L I). vivere: § 583, c (336, c, N.2) ; G. 644, R3, b; cf. H. 613, 7 (535, i, 6); H.-B. 535, I, c. vivis nobis, i.e. without assassinating me.
Character of Catiline's partisans: (i) rich men in debt (sect. 18); (ii) men eager for power and wealth (sect. 19); (iii) old soldiers of Sulla (sect. 20); (iv) ruined debtors (sect. 21); (v) cutthroats and criminals (sect. 22); (vi) debauchees (sects. 22, 23).