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[36] Again, we often personify the abstract, as Virgil1 does with Fame, or as Xenophon2 records that Prodicus did with Virtue and Pleasure, or as Ennius does when, in one of his satires, he represents Life and Death contending with one another. We may also introduce some imaginary person without identifying him, as we do in the phrases, “At this point some one will interpose,” or, “Some one will say.”

1 Aen. iv. 174.

2 Mem. ii. 1.

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