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[177] Flamma propiore calesco; that is, as Crispinus well expresses it, Flamma ardentiore, et impatientiore. And this is the reason why Leander doubts whether it would not be better for him to be so far removed from his mistress, that the could have no hopes left of seeing her at all; for the greater the desire and expectation, the more insupportable the pain of a disappointment.

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