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[110] Nec me flere diu. We have here one of the truest and best pictures of grief that imagination can form: all the different ways in which it can discover itself are delineated with the greatest niceness. Ovid copied exactly from nature; and this is the reason that he always succeeds so well. Any one who has observed the manner in which grief shews itself upon such a sudden surprise as Sappho here mentions, will readily subscribe in favor of the poet.

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