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[10] Ponitis in variĆ¢ tempora, &c. Hero gives some reasons why so long a separation must be more irksome to her than to him. Men, as having naturally more resolution and strength of mind, might justly be supposed more capable of enduring distress. They had it, moreover, in their power to drive away anxiety by a variety of amusemen's. Women, on the contrary, were deprived of the se reliefs: and she, in particular, could do nothing but think and talk of her Leander. Her whole reasoning is wonderfully adapted, not only to prove what she had advanced, but also to win the affection of her lover, by in innating, with he greatest delicacy, how dear he was to her.

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