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Lucius Apuleius - The Golden Ass

Lucius Apuleius - The Golden Ass

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follow him, and (not sustaining the sorrows wherein she was Wrapped)

got her secretly into a chamber and purposed to finish her life there with

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dolour and tribulation. But Thrasillus was very importunate, and at

length brought to passe, that at the intercession of the Parents and

friends of Charites, she somewhat refreshed her fallen members with re-

fection of meate and baine. Howbeit, she did it more at the com-

mandement of her Parents, then for any thing else: for she could in no

wise be merry, nor receive any comfort, but tormented her selfe day and

night before the Image of her husband which she made like unto Bac-

chus, and rendred unto him divine honours and services. In the meane

season Thrasillus not able to refraine any longer, before Charites had ass-

waged her dolor, before her troubled mind had pacified her fury, even in

the middle of all her griefes, while she tare her haire and rent her gar-

ments, demanded her in marriage, and so without shame, he detected

the secrets and unspeakeable deceipts of his heart. But Charites detested

and abhorred his demand, and as she had beene stroken with some clap

of thunder, with some storme, or with the lightning of Jupiter, she

presently fell downe to the ground all amazed. Howbeit when her spirits

were revived and that she returned to her selfe, perceiving that Thrasil-

lus was so importunate, she demanded respite to deliberate and to take

advise on the matter. In the meane season, the shape of Lepolemus that

was slaine so miserably, appeared to Charites saying, O my sweet wife

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