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[70] Sometimes, again, one hyperbole may be heightened by the addition of another, as when Cicero in denouncing Antony says:1 “What Charybdis was ever so voracious? Charybdis, do I say? Nay, if Charybdis ever existed, she was but a single monster. By heaven, even Ocean's self, methinks, could scarce have engulfed so many things, so widely scattered in such distant places, in such a twinkling of the eye.”

1 Phil. II. xxvii. 67.

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