Pestis Nemeaea, &c. Deianira, astonished at her husband's effeminacy, breaks out in reproaches, and endeavours to make him sensible of his degeneracy, by comparing his past with his present conduct, in which the disproportion was too manifest not to make him ashamed of his recent behaviour. 'Those nervous arms that were formerly more than a match for the lion of Nemaea, and adorned with his skin as a badge of their victory, are now garnished with bracelet, and em-ployed in the unmanly exercises of spinning and weaving.'
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