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IN an old copy of the speech of Marcus Cato, which is entitled ,Against the Exile Tiberius, 1 we find [p. 161] the following words: “What if with veiled head you had kept your recognizance?” Cato indeed wrote stitisses, correctly; but revisers have boldly and falsely written an e and put stelisses in all the editions, on the ground that stitisses is an unmeaning and worthless reading. Nay, it is rather they themselves that are ignorant and worthless, in not knowing that Cato wrote stitisses because sisteretur is used of recognizance, not staretur.

1 xliii. Jordan.

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