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Virgil, Aeneid, 4:647, of the sword with which Dido will commit suicide. "Not for so dire an enterprise design’d." (Dryden trans.; 1697)[78] "A gift asked for no use like this." (Mackail trans.; 1885).[79] "Ne'er given for an end so dire." (Taylor trans.; 1907)[80] "A gift not asked for use like this!" (Williams trans.; 1910).[81] Quoted by Francis Bacon of the civil law, "not made for the countries it governeth".

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