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[120] Multa tamen capies oscula, &c. It is impossible to imagine anything more finely touched than this account of Laodamia. She cannot forbear entertaining her mind with the agreeable imagination of his return, and the happy scenes that will then pass between them. Her near concern for him will make her anxious to know all that happened to him during his absence: he must gratify her curiosity, by relating every thing distinctly. As he will have frequent occasion to mention his dangers and narrow escapes, her joy to find him still safe, will be apt to express itself in fond and endearing caresses. These will produce an agreedle interruption of his recital, and make him enter again upon the story with fresh pleasure.

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