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condemn'd to Death, but the Law allowing any Person who should offer themfelves, to die in her Stead, Mirtillo, the Faithful Shepherd, takes the Advantage of it, and demands that he may die, and the be fet at Liberty. Upon which the Solemnity of the Sacrifice begins, and the Victim, after a cere tain limited Time of Speech, is to remain filent; but the Sacrifice is interrupted by the coming in of Carino, the supposd Father of Mirtillo, to whom unwittingly Mirtilla speaks, which makes void the preceding Rites, and he is sent back to the Temple to renew his Voy, and Messengers with him for fresh Wine and Water, and other Things proper for the Sacrifice: Mean time the Discovery is made, that Mirtillo is the Son of Montano the high Priest, who was going to offer him up, this raises a violent Conflict in the Breast of Montano, who declares, that he will instead of Mirtillo, kill himself; in this Circumftance Things are, when the blind Prophet is led in, and discovers Mirtillo: to be thé Faithful Shepherd, foretold by the Oracle to free this. Land of Offerings of human Blood. It is the Beginning of Tirenio's Speech only that we fhall quote.

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