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The Aeneid
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  • In fear of this, the Father of the Gods Confin’d their fury to those dark abodes, And lock’d ’cause safe within, oppress’d with mountain loads; Impos’d a king, with arbitrary sway, To loose their fetters, or their force allay.
  • Th’ ethereal vigor is in all the same, And every soul is fill’d with equal flame; As much as earthy limbs, and gross allay Of mortal members, subject to decay, Blunt not the beams of heav’n and edge of day.
  • Thus while he dealt it round, the pious chief With cheerful words allay’d the common grief: "Endure, and conquer!

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  • It does not allay Israeli fears.
  • be moderate; allay thy ecstasy; In measure rain thy joy; scant this excess; I feel too much thy blessing; make it less, For fear I surfeit!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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