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tion ! To mortify us still more, and take down the whole flattering superstructure which pride had piled upon neglect, he had brought in his hand the identical S—, in whose favour we had suspected him of the contumacy. Asservations were needless, where the frank manner of them both was convictive of the injurious nature of the suspicion. We fancied that they perceived our barrassment; but were too proud, or something else, to confess to the secret of it. We had been but too lately in the condition of the noble patient in Argos :

Qui se credebat miros audire tragodos,

In vacuo laetus sessor plausorque theatro-
and could have exclaimed with equal reason against the
friendly hands that cured us—

Pol, me occidistis, amici,
Non servâstis, ait; cui sic extorta voluptas,
Et demptus per vim mentis gratissimus error

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