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si semel datis, ‘if you would give at all,’ i.e. even supposing that you offer, or are ready to give. The force of si semel is like that of si iam, for which cf. 303, and see Munro on Lucr.i. 968.For the inclination or purpose expressed by the tense of incomplete action see R. § 591 (3), Goodwin Moods and Tenses § 10 N. 2, § 11 N. 2.

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    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 1.968
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