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[63] Hectora nescio quem timeo. Hector was the son of Priam; and, principally by his valor, Troy was enabled to sustain a singe of ten years. It was in this war that he gave the greatest proofs of his courage. But we may suppose that he had already accurired considerable fame, and that this, though obscurely, might have reached the ears of Laodania. There is a propriety in the poet's thus making her speak, as if she knew him only by name.

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