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[83] Quod si forte, &c. We have a remarkable instance how much a man's views and sentiments will change, upon a change of his circumstances. When Jason was in the Colchian capital, pressed with the dangers that attended his enterprise, and saw no other relief but in Medea, he addressed her with suppliant humility. He thought it the greatest happiness to enjoy her favor, and dreaded that she might despise him as a stranger. Now the case is changed. He had obtained his great object, brought his enterprise to a successful issue, and escaped safe with Medea into Thessaly. As he has now no pressing interest to bias him, his heart is more open to impressions from others. A more advantageous match offering itself, Medea is soon abandoned, and reduced to supplicate in her turn.

Pelasgum; a Greek: for the Pelasgi were a people of Greece whose name became common to all of that country.

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