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[30] Praecipiti noto. We may easily conceive that Ariadne's concern would lead her into exaggeration. She was left by herself on an unknown desert island. When she ran to the seacoast, she found the ship had sailed, and was on its way. Her case was then irretrievable, and her imagination multiplied the dangers. She accuses the winds as conspiring against her, and as too favorable to the fatal project; even now they seemed striving with violence, to bear the vessel out of sight.

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