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[66] Insidiis esto capta phella mots. Ovid delights much in playing with words, and using them ambiguously. The manner in which we are to interpret capta here, furnishes a clear instance of it. Cydippe would readily own she had been deceived: and she complained of it as an injury. But whether she had been so far duped, as to be under an obligation to marry Acontius, was the point in question.

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