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« Forbid it, heaven!" the HERMIT cry'd,
and clasp'd her to his breas:
'Twas Edwin's felf that preft*.
“ Turn, ANGELINA, ever dear,
my charmer, turn to see
6 restor'd to love and thee..
“ No, never, from this hour to part,
66 we'll live and love so true;
« shall break thy Edwin's too."
* The passion the painter would endeavour to express here would be ECSTASY, or joy heightened by the contrary passion.
SECT. SECT. LXXXII.
ROCHEFOUCALT has very well remarked, that absence destroys weak passions, but increases strong, as the wind extinguishes a candle, but blows up a fire. Long abfence naturally weakens the idea, and diminishes the paffion * : but where the affection is so strong and lively as
may be too long, and then, instead of being an indirea stimulus, will exhibit its sedative effeat. Hence pcople go abroad to overcome the passion
of love; or,
As when some youth of firm and constant mind,
whose glance illumin'd all around,
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