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qaae, as: ยง 308, h (201,g); H-B. 270, b.

isti (contrasted with mihi) refers to illorum (1.20).

mentes, counsels.

nihil . . . noceri potest, no harm can be done.

dignitas, etc., i.e. the majesty of the Roman state will be an invisible safeguard for me; cf. "the divinity "that" doth hedge a king" (Hamlet iv, 5, 123).

conscientiae, etc., i.e. my enemies, conscious of their guilty sympathy with this conspiracy, will, in their attempts to injure me, inevitably commit some act which will show them to be traitors to the state.

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