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[268] Sed nimium properas. Helen, after giving a particular answer to every thing that Paris had said in his letter to encourage her, as if she

meant after all to reject his suit, concludes with an almost unexpected promise that she will be favorable, but requires him to have patience. followed is known to almost every reader. Paris took her with him to Troy; and the destruction of that famous city was the consequence of that unjustifiable act.

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