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[443] ἀλλὰ τὸ μέν, ‘but something [thou mayest] tell, and let something else be kept secret.’ For the use of εἶναι with the force of “ἔστω” cp. Il.6. 86εἰπὲ δ᾽ ἔπειτα

μητέρι σῇ καὶ ἐμῇ, δὲ . . θεῖναι Il., i. e. ‘and let her place;’ Il.7. 78τεύχεα συλήσας φερέτω κοίλας ἐπὶ νῆας”,
σῶμα δὲ οἴκαδ᾽ ἐμὸν δόμεναι πάλιν”.

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