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[49] Credidimus. It is a great solace to us in trouble, to think that our misfortunes are not brought upon us by any fault of our own. Phyllis endeavours here to justify herself, and throw the whole blame upon Demopho├Ân's perfidy. Her innocence and simplicity plead for her. She gave credit to his oaths and protestations, his fine speeches and well-dissembled tears. She herself was a stranger to deceit, and apprehended no such conduct in him.

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