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[115] Certe ego. Here she endeavours to move his compassion from a regard to herself. He had married her when young, and soon after marriage, left her. She had languished out the flower of her life in his absence; now age was growing upon her, her bloom and beauty began to fade; so that she must appear, at the time of his return, very different from what she was. 'Hasten then, my dear Ulysses, before all the remains of what formerly recommended me to you are lost.'

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