ταῦτ᾽ οὐδένα χρόνον διέλιπεν ‘And all this went on without intermission’: διέλιπεν, intrans.: οὐδένα χρόνον, accus. denoting duration of time, ‘not for a moment’. Isocr. Panathen. § 5, οὐδένα διαλέλοιπα χρόνον διαβαλλόμενος, ‘I have never for a moment ceased to be slandered’. διαλείπειν is said also of the interval which elapses, Thuc. III. 74, διαλιπούσης ἡμέρας.

οὐδὲ γὰρ ἀπελθεῖν, κ.τ.λ. ‘for I could not even quit him without seeming neglectful, — a thing from which I shrank far more than from the troubles which beset me’: i.e. he could not endure to pain the sick man. — δοκεἶν ἀμελεῖν, short for [or else, i.e. εἰ ἀπέλθοιμι, if I should go away] ἔδει [supplied κατ᾽ ἔννοιαν from οἷόν τ᾽ ἦν] δοκεῖν ἀμελεἶν, I could not but seem neglectful. The sentence=ἔδει μὴ ἀπελθεῖν, [=εἰ δὲ μὴ] δοκεῖν ἀμελεῖν. Cp. Thuc. II. 63, εἰκός...μὴ φεύγειν τοὺς πόνους, [=εἰ δὲ μή, i.e. if you do shirk them] μηδὲ τὰς τιμὰς διώκειν.

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