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[129] Lacedaemone tota. In this famous city Menelaus the husband of Helen reigned. Paris takes occasion, from the civility of Menelaus in shewing him all the curiosities of Sparta, to give the matter a very ingenious turn in favor of his passion, by representing his thoughts as so wholly taken up with the idea of Helen, that he could regard nothing else, and was full of impatience to see her.

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