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[160] Sternet et aequoreas aequore nata vias. Venus is feigned by the poets to have sprung from the foam of the sea. Hero is endeavouring to persuade her lover to shake off fear and venanebolaly. To encourage him, she reminds him that Venus is not only the Goddess of love, who would be therefore propitious to a chaste flame like theirs, hat also as sprung from the sea might he accounted in same sense a sea-goddess, and supposed to have pover over that element.

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