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cam (correl. with tam vera, 1.9), i.e. we cannot merely guess it (for the reason in the quod-clause following), but still more we can almost see it with our own eyes.

quod . . . potuisse (parenthetical), because, etc.

consili (pred. gen. limiting gubernatio), to belong to human wisdom.

possemas: for tense, see ยง 485, a (287, a); B. 268, 7; G. 511, a.3; H. 546 (495, i); H.-B. 481.

faces, etc.: these omens are such as the Romans observed and noted carefully. Livy's history is full of them.

praetermittendam, inadvertently; relinquendam, intentionally.

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