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[167] At nos diversi medium, &c. Ovid always

succeeds well in these soft and passionate representations. What fancy can paint a scene more moving and interesting than this? Nothing could have been more happily imagined, to give us a just idea of the tenderness and ardor wherewith Hero and Leander loved each other, or of the pleasure that a real meeting must have given them. Who, after reading this, can wonder at the impatience which they express under the misfortune of separation?

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