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[129] Credatur. Oenone hoped, by discrediting her rival, to make way for herself. The more faithless was Helen, the less confidence could be put in her; and the more she herself was to be valued, who had proved so constant. She insinuates here, that this was not the first time she had suffered herself to be seduced, and that one who had been carried away so often was probably privy to it herself. whatever she might give out, it was very unlikely that one in the fire of youth would restore untouched an object so attractive.

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