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[70] And we shall secure the vividness we seek, if only our descriptions give the impression of truth, nay, we may even add fictitious incidents of the type which commonly occur. The same vivid impression may be produced [p. 251] also by the mention of the accidents of each situation:

Chill shudderings shake my limbs
And all my blood is curdled cold with fear;

Aen. iii. 29

And trembling mothers clasped
Their children to their breast.

Aen. vii. 518.
Though the attainment of such effects is,

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