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[54] For these numeri, as he himself expressly asserts, are identical with rhythm, and he is followed in this by Virgil, who writes,

Numeros memini, si verba tenerem

Ecl. ix. 45. 1
and Horace, who says,

Lege solutis.

Odes. IV. ii. 11. 2

1 “I have the numbers, could I but find the words.” In this case the nearest translation of numeri would be “tune.” But, strictly speaking, it refers to the rhythm of the tune.

2 “And sweeps along in numbers free from laws.”

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