“Brand me as coward, Drances, since thy swordA like result is produced by reversing this method when we pretend to own to faults which are not ours or which even recoil upon the heads of our opponents, as for example,
Has slain such hosts of Trojans.
'Twas I that led the Dardan gallant on
To storm the bridal bed of Sparta's queen!Aen. x. 92. Juno ironically pretends to have brought about the rape of Helen, which was in reality the work of Venus.