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[7] A simple question may be illustrated by the line:1
“But who are ye and from what shores are come?

On the other hand, a question involves a figure, [p. 379] whenever it is employed not to get information, but to emphasise our point, as in the following examples:2 “What was that sword of yours doing, Tubero, that was drawn on the field of Pharsalus?” and “How long, Catiline, will you abuse our patience?” and “Do you not see that your plots are all laid bare?” with the whole passage that follows.

1 quanquam, Spalding: quam cum, A: cum, B.

2 pro. Lig. iii. 9 and in Cat. i. 1.

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