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mutata ferar. Cf. VII. 61, quo coniuge felix et dis cara ferar, Her. VI. 114, en ego Minoo nata Thoante feror, Trist, V. xiv. 4, tu tamen ingenio clara ferere meo. In all these passages ferri means, ‘to be recognised in speech,’ ‘to be known,’ ‘to pass,’ and so very little more than ‘to be,’ ‘to live.’ So it means ‘to be current,’ ‘to be extant’ in Hor. Epp.II. ii. 112, where see Wilkins's note. We may compare the similar usage of dici in Virg. Aen.VI. 106, hic inferni ianua regis dicitur (cf. XIII. 483 n.), and of appellari, vocari etc., for which see Madvig, Emendationes Livianae, p. 367. Cf. Milton, Par. Reg. II. 27, ‘plain fishermen, no greater men them call.’ See also Mayor on Juv.v. 42, and in Index s. V. laudo.nulli videnda, ‘though I can be seen of none.’
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