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sequentia, ‘obsequious,’ which may combine the literal sense of ‘following’ with the metaphorical sense noticed on XIII. 123. Cf. Milton, P.l. VI. 10, ‘light issues forth, and at the other door obsequious darkness enters,’ ib. 781, ‘th’ uprooted hills retir'd each to his place; they heard his voice and went obsequious.’ Cf. III. 299, nutuque sequentia traxit nubila, where, as here, the word should be read with predicative or proleptic force.
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