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dum . . . esset, Roby, § 1664-6, R. § 692. As may be seen by comparing the examples given there under a and b, the conception of purpose is suggested by the matter of the sentence, not by its form, as the subjunctive mood merely ‘expresses an action or event as thought or supposed, rather than as done or narrated.’ The delay of the voyage was caused by the angry spirit of Achilles ( Eur. Hec.113).
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