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[176] Finge. This last is happily added, and carries in it more strength than all the former arguments together; for nothing affects the mind more strongly, than what is suggested by the fancy. It was in vain, however, that Phaedra used so many artifices to seduce a chaste heart. Hippolytus stood out against all her attempts, and continued inflexibly virtuous. Her love was at last changed into hatred; and, burning with a desire of revenge, she accused him, to Theseus, of having offered violence to her person. He, finding his father inclined to believe her, fled. But his chariot-horses being frighted by some seacalves, that were by chance on the shore, ran towards the mountains, where his chariot was dashed to pieces, and himself slain. He was afterwards restored to life by aesculapius at Diana's request, and passed the remainder of his life in Italy.

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