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Once and again his hero “cunctando restituit rem,” but it was by the same strategy.
Once and again his hero "cunctando restituit rem," but it was by the same strategy.
Christ would have you, — who have laboured in vain for rest, and lost your toil and your pains, — to come at it, by ceasing from labour, as it were, that which you could not attain by labour, to come by it, _cunctando_ (by keeping quiet), which you could not gain _pugnando_ (by fighting).
(Æn.vi. 846) as "Unus qui nobis cunctando restituis rem".
Vnus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem, non enim rumores ponebat ante salutem. ergo postque magisque uiri nunc gloria claret. viii
It is so obscure, that commentators suppose that it is a mis-reading, but are not agreed on its drift.] [Footnote 327: A verse in which the word in italics is substituted for cunctando, quoted from Ennius, who applied it to Fabius Maximus.] [Footnote 328: Iliad, B. x.