Est sinus. Phyllis is at last reduced to despair, and delares her resolution of putting an end to her life, if he should continue to slight her. This passage is wrought up with all the beauty and delicacy imaginable. Phyllis revolves in her mind several kinds of death, and at last fixes upon throwing herself into the sea. Her love extended even beyond the close of life; she could collect into her thoughts circumstances that might excite Demophoön's compassion for her, even when dead, and soothe her troubled mind with such reflections: 'Some favourable wind may carry me to the Athenian shore. There, if perhaps my breathless body should meet your eyes, it will, even in spite of yourself, draw compassion from you.' What can be more tender or moving?
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