Plangore replebam. The unhappy circumstances of Ariadne are here painted with great spirit and life. Our poet has a wonderful talent in representing the violent emotions and transports of the mind arising from a sudden conflict of passions. Her surprise on first missing Theseus, running instantly to the shore, despair upon seeing the ship under sail, accusations of the winds, exclamations, beating of her breast, are all the genuine symptoms of a heart pierced with grief, from the sense of losing what is most dear and valuable.
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