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[6] There is a second method of passing beond the highest degree, exemplified in Virgil's description of Lausus:1
“Than whom there was not one more fair
Saving Laurentian Turnus.
or here the words “than whom there was not [p. 267] one more fair” give us the superlative, on which the poet proceeds to superimpose a still higher degree.

1 Aen. vii. 649.

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