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[36] Et tamen audibam. The force of the particle tamen, in this verse, deserves particular notice. Hypermnestra would intimate by it, that she was so disturbed by fear, and a consciousness of the baseness of the crime, as to be deprived almost of her senses, and doubtful whether she really heard the groans of people dying round her, or might be deceived by the suggestions of fancy.

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