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[97] Disce meo exemplo. This verse is thus explained by Hubertinus: Disce meo exemplo, quae, licet non habeam maritum pulchrum, tamen eo sum contenta; which, it must be owned, is ingenious enough. If we can, however, credit Homer's account of Menelaus, he appears to have had a fine person. Even Paris himself, in his Epistle to Helen, does not deny him that merit; he only things that a comparison would not be to his own disadvantage. Yet Helen, indeed, plainly gives the preference to Paris, adn even owns that she loves him, and that virtue only restrained her from yielding in everything to his desires.

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