Nec tamen irascor. All Helen's former protestations were merely to save appearances, and the affectation of a false modesty. She now begins to discover her real sentiments, but, we may observe, with all the artifices common to her sex; for she frequently breaks out in praise of chastity, and insinuates her own resolution not to break it; as if all the concessions she makes were purely accidental, and had slipped from her unperceived
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