Nomina sunt ipso, &c. It is very natural for Laodamia to express her fears in this manner. The fame and wealth of Troy, the number of tributary provinces, and improbability that Paris would have engaged in an attempt so hazardous, had he not known that his strength was equal to it, must all appear terrible to her. The sentiments are admirably adapted both to the person and her circumstances. Fear multiplies dangers, and begets a thousand foreboding apprehensions.
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