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[64] Emphasis may be numbered among figures also, when some hidden meaning is extracted from some phrase, as in the following passage from Virgil:

Might I not have lived,
From wedlock free, a life without a stain,
Happy as beasts are happy?

Aen. iv. 550.
For although Dido complains of marriage, yet her [p. 415] passionate outburst shows that she regards life without wedlock as no life for man, but for the beasts of the field. A different kind of emphasis is found in Ovid, where Zmyrna confesses to her nurse her passion for her father in the following words:

O mother, happy in thy spouse!

Met. x. 422.

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