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animorum . . . annorum, ‘forgetting her age but not her rage.’ For the play of sound, here perhaps not very effective (Merkel rejects the line, which is a leonine hexameter), cf. V. 581, “quamvis fortis eram, formosae nomen habebam”, Milton, P.l. V. 868, ‘and to begirt th’ Almighty throne beseeching or besieging,’ ib. VI. 656, ‘their armour helped their harm,’ ib. IV. 181, ‘at one slight bound high overleaped all bound.’

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