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[27] But there are still some old words that are endeared to us by [p. 227] their antique sheen, while there are others that we cannot avoid using occasionally, such, for example, as nuncupare and fari:1 there are yet others which it requires some daring to use, but which may still be employed so long as we avoid all appearance of that affectation which Virgil2 has derided so cleverly:
“Britain's Thucydides,

1 Name, speak.

2 Catal. ii.

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