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Ovid, having told how Thefeus had freed Athens from the tribute of children, which was imposed on them by Minos king of Creta, by killing the Minotaur, here makes a digreffion to the ftory of Meleager and Atalanta, vbich is one of the most inartificial connections in all the Metamorphofes: for he only fays, that Thefeus obtained fuch honour from that combat, that all Greece had recourse to him in their neceffities; and, amongst others, Calydon; though the hero of that country, prince Meleager, was then living.
ROM him, the Caledonians fought relief;
Beginning from the rural Gods, his hand
Was liberal to the powers of high command:
Each Deity in every kind was bless'd,
Till at Diana's fane th' invidious honour ceas'd. 3 107
Froth fills his chaps, he fends a grunting found,