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[49] Non sum qui soleam. Acontius introduces this, to show that his resolution was fixed and unalterable, and that he was not to be deterred by any views of danger. His temper naturally inclined him to follow the more soft and gentle methods; but, if these were unsuccessful, he wanted not courage to take an effectual course. His disposi-

tion did not lead him to blame either Paris or Thoseus; and even a certainty that death must ensue, would not startle him, or shake his purpose.

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