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[21] Incisae servant. Paris and Oenone are here represented as having led a shepherd's life, and been partners in rural diversions and pleasures. No state is better adapted for love than this; nor has any situation in life afforded finer or more affecting images of it. Here we meet with undisguised nature, and passion without art. Oenone reminds Paris of those once agreeable seenes, when they were sharers in the same amusements: when he had indulged his poetic vein in her praise, and carved her name on the barks of trees. If a remembrance of these soft moments could not recall his wandering affection, she might despair of suecess in any other way.

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