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[68] We may say more than the actual facts, as when Cicero says,1 "He vomited and filled his lap and the whole tribunal with fragments of food, or when Virgil speaks of

win rocks that threaten heaven.

Aen. i. 162.
[p. 341] Again, we may exalt our theme by the use of simile, as in the phrase:

Thou wouldst have deemed
That Cyclad isles uprooted swam the deep.

Aen. viii. 691.

1 Phil. II. xxv. 63.

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