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[41] Care must also be taken that the last syllables of one word are not identical with the opening syllables of the next. In case any of my readers should wonder that I think it worth while to lay down such a rule, I may point out that Cicero makes such a slip in his Letters, in [p. 531] the sentence res mihi invisae visae sunt, Brute,1 and in the following line of verse,

Ofortunatam natam me consule Romam.

See XI. i. 24. 2

1 The letter is lost. “The situation seemed hateful to me, Brutus.”

2 “O happy Rome, born in my consulship.”

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