Comp. “In me mora non erit ulla” E. 3. 52 note. ‘Retractent,’ not (as Serv. says) “repetantet revolvant,” but take back, ‘retract:’ a rare sense of the word: Forc. quotes Trajan to Pliny, Ep. 10. 112, “factas ante aliquantum temporis largitiones retractari atque in inritum vindicari non oportet.” It is worth notice that the words ‘mora’ and ‘retracto’ occur, as if by a kind of retribution, in Aeneas' speech to Turnus, v. 889, “Quae nunc deinde mora est, aut quid iam, Turne, retractas?” Turnus is alluding to the speech of Aeneas, 11. 115 foll. Virg. may have thought of Il. 4. 357, πάλιν δ᾽ ὅγε λάζετο μῦθον, if that is rightly understood of retracting.
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