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[76] Hoc melior certe. Although she owns in the following verse, that the storm remitted for a very short time, yet here she does not aseribe his stay to that consideration, but is rather apt to fear that his concern for her begins to diminish, and that, having been with her before, he is not willing to incur the same hazard for a second interview. We have in this a true picture of the human heart, which, in proportion to the value it sets upon any thing, is extremely apprehensive about losing it. the case is still more remarkable in lovers, whom the most trivial circumstance in life often fills with a thousand anxieties and alarms.

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