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assail
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The Aeneid
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  • New pangs of mortal fear our minds assail; We tug at ev’ry oar, and hoist up ev’ry sail, And take th’ advantage of the friendly gale.
  • Agrippa seconds him, with prosp’rous gales, And, with propitious gods, his foes assails: A naval crown, that binds his manly brows, The happy fortune of the fight foreshows.
  • The trumpets sound: Aeneas first assail’d The clowns new-rais’d and raw, and soon prevail’d.
  • Nor arts nor arms avail; And various cares in vain his mind assail.
  • Now Turnus, at two blows, two brethren slew; First from his horse fierce Amycus he threw: Then, leaping on the ground, on foot assail’d Diores, and in equal fight prevail’d.
  • But from his headstrong horse his fate he found, Who threw his master, as he made a bound: The chief, alighting, stuck him to the ground; Then Clonius, hand to hand, on foot assails: The Trojan sinks, and Neptune’s son prevails.
  • Not far from him was Gyas laid along, Of monstrous bulk; with Cisseus fierce and strong: Vain bulk and strength! for, when the chief assail’d, Nor valor nor Herculean arms avail’d, Nor their fam’d father, wont in war to go With great Alcides, while he toil’d below.
  • How have I fear’d your fate! but fear’d it most, When love assail’d you, on the Libyan coast."

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  • Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns.
  • Discourteous knight, it ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself...
    Miguel Cervantes  --  Don Quixote

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