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[169] Nota mihi freta sunt. Dido still persists in her endeavors to dissuade Aeneas from his intended voyage. She enumerates all the dangers which he would probably encounter by hazarding himself at this time, while the season was broken and unsettled; assures him that, when the sea becomes navigable, he shall be allowed to depart, and be even urged to it: that a short delay for the present is necessary, that his companions may recover from their fatigue, and his ships be refitted. Finally, she will learn to bear a separation with patience and resolution; and, therefore, our of regard to one who deserved well of him, he ought not to deny a request so reasonable.

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