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[15] One word of this type has remained in common use, namely enimvero. I might further quote from the same author

nam quis te iuvenum confidentissime,

Georg. iv. 445. 1 The figure consists in the opening of a speech with nam, or perhaps rather in saying nam quis for quisnam.
words which form the beginning of a speech: or

tam magis illa tremens et tristibus etffra flammis,
quam magis effuso crudescunt sanguine pugnae.

Aen. vii. 787.
“The more the strife with bloodshed rages wild,
The more it quivers and with baleful fire
Glows fiercer.
There the sentence inverts the natural order which may be illustrated by quam magis aerumna urgent, tam magis ad malefaciendumn viget.2

1 “For who bade thee, of youths most bold.”

2 The source of the quotation is unknown. “The more calamity oppresses him, the greater his vigour for evil doing.”

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