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deceit
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The Aeneid
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  • I mean to plunge the boy in pleasing sleep, And, ravish’d, in Idalian bow’rs to keep, Or high Cythera, that the sweet deceit May pass unseen, and none prevent the cheat.
  • "With such deceits he gain’d their easy hearts, Too prone to credit his perfidious arts.
  • Astonish’d Aunus just arrives by chance, To see his fall; nor farther dares advance; But, fixing on the horrid maid his eye, He stares, and shakes, and finds it vain to fly; Yet, like a true Ligurian, born to cheat, (At least while fortune favor’d his deceit,) Cries out aloud: "What courage have you shown, Who trust your courser’s strength, and not your own?

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  • I’ll never forget her deceit.
  • Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
    Demosthenes

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