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[22] Fiaudis causa feratur amor. Acontius seems here to accuse himself, but with the greatest cunning and art. He has discovered the way of owning his crime in such a manner, as to give it rather the air of a merit. It was excess of love that hurried him to that bold step. A fault arising from this, can plead many little circumstances to alleviate it; and the person against whom it is committed, is usually the first to forgive it.

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