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[96] But a number of reasons may also be assigned for one statement, as in the lines of Virgil:1
“Whether that earth there from some hidden
strength
And fattening food derives, or that the tire
Bakes every blemish out, etc.
Or that the heat unlocks new passages. . . .
Or that it hardens more, etc.
As to what Cicero means by reference,

1 Georg. i. 86. Rhoades' translation.

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