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[172] Vitae cred dit ille meae. Helen, as she more than once tells us, had hitherto lived without reproach; Menelaus therefore cannot be charged with imprudence in leaving her with this stranger, whom probably he thought well of, and in whose honor and virtue he reposed great confidence. However, the event made it appear, that a woman's being hitherto chaste, is no security for her future chastity.

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