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[79] Parcite, Dardanidae. This name was given to the Trojans by Dardanus, one of their kings. There is great eloquence in the manner in which the poet makes her address the Trojans. The apprehension of her husband's danger possesses her so strongly, that she fancies herself present; she sees the hands of his enemies lifted up against him, and, in a transport of passion, calls out to them to spare a wife to dear to her.

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