or, sic in hac calamitosa fama quasi in aliqua perniciosissim flamma,2 and non enim tarn spes laudanda quam [p. 491] res est.3 Or at any rate the words selected will be of equal length and will have similar terminations, as in non verbis, sed armis.4
vuppesque tuae pubesque tuorum,Aen. i. 399. 1
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1 “Your ships and the flower of your young warriors.”
2 Pro Cluent. i. 4. “In the midst of this disastrous defamation, which may be compared to a disastrous conflagration.”
3 From Cic. de Republica. “For it is performance rather that promise that claims our praise.”
4 Rutil. ii. xii. “Not with words, but with arms.”
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