chapter  6
A PARAPHRASE ON OENONE to PARIS.
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Hecuba being with Child of Paris, dreamt she was delivered of a Firebrand, Priam consulting the Prophets, was answer’d the Child shou’d be the Cause of the Destruction of Troy, wherefore Priam commanded it should be deliver’d to wild Beasts as soon as born; but Hecuba conveys it secretly to Mount Ida, there to be foster’d by the Shepherds, where he falls in love with the Nymph Oenone, but at length being known and own’d, he sayls into Greece, and carries Helen to Troy, which Oenone hearing, writes him this Epistle.