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[12] Linguae gratia ficta tuae. She artfully interweaves an excuse for her own weakness, in being so much enamored of Jason, and breaking through so many obligations to give him the desired aid. His charms were such as might easily ensnare an innocent unpractised heart. Add to all this, the irresistible eloquence of a smooth and deceitful tongue. It is certain, that where a man's person has already prepossessed us in his favour, we (but more particularly females) are willing to believe every thing he says, especially if it be what we ourselves with for. This weakness every one feels in himself in some degree or other, and therefore will be the more apt to excuse it.

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