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neu dubites. This and the following clause should be referred to the final subjunctive (R. § 690, Roby, § 1660), expressing the purpose of the declaration made in 33. Cf. XIII. 271 n. and 656 n., Wickham's notes on Hor. C. I. xxxiii. 1, IV. ix. 1, and a paper by Dr. Kennedy in the Cambridge Philological Society's Proceedings, No. V. 1883. It seems doubtful whether the older reading adsit, supported by M, which has assit, and the preponderant number of MSS., is not correct, and it is now adopted by Riese and Ehwald. An affirmative clause of purpose then follows upon a negative (‘to prevent your diffidence and to give you assurance,’) a construction which I have suggested also in XIII. 271. See Madvig, l.G. § 462 b., and Mayor on Juv.xvi. 9.fiducia formae, R. § 525 (b).
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