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[147] Fac iurent reges. Cydippe endeavours here to put Acontius out of conceit with his own device, by representing it as absurd, and contrary to common sense. But we have seen in the remarks upon the foregoing epistle, that by a law then in force at Delos, Cydippe was bound to make good her vow; so that her reasoning, however just in the main, is in this particular case of no effect.

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