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  • What place is besieged, and vainly tries to raise the siege?
  • What stays with you latest and deepest? of curious panics, Of hard-fought engagements or sieges tremendous what deepest remains?
  • …edifice, The Roman lictors preceding the consuls, The antique European warrior with his axe in combat, The uplifted arm, the clatter of blows on the helmeted head, The death-howl, the limpsy tumbling body, the rush of friend and foe thither, The siege of revolted lieges determin’d for liberty, The summons to surrender, the battering at castle gates, the truce and parley, The sack of an old city in its time, The bursting in of mercenaries and bigots tumultuously and disorderly, Roar,…

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  • The Siege of Leningrad lasted 872 days.
  • The company feels under siege.

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