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Ecquid. This manner of beginning serves very much to heighten the compassion of the reader; who has here before his eyes a lady full of her tenderest sentiments of love, and yet so far neglected by the person beloved, that, notwithstanding the mutual endearments which had often passed between them, he had entirely banished her from his remembrance, insomuch that he would not know even her writing, but by seeing her name subscribed.

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