’My friends,’ said he, ’since Fortune shows the way, ’T is fit we should th’ auspicious guide obey.
Meantime, my sire commands to hoist our sails, Lest we should lose the first auspicious gales.
He, for my sake, the raging ocean tried, And wrath of Heav’n, my still auspicious guide, And bore beyond the strength decrepid age supplied.
From that auspicious day, with rites divine, We worship at the hero’s holy shrine.
Then shall my grateful hands a temple rear To the twin gods, with vows and solemn pray’r; And annual rites, and festivals, and games, Shall be perform’d to their auspicious names.
Acoetes watch’d the corpse; whose youth deserv’d The father’s trust; and now the son he serv’d With equal faith, but less auspicious care.
Auspicious chief! thy race, in times to come, Shall spread the conquests of imperial RomeRome, whose ascending tow’rs shall heav’n invade, Involving earth and ocean in her shade; High as the Mother of the Gods in place, And proud, like her, of an immortal race.
Then, silence thro’ the hall proclaim’d, she spoke: "O hospitable Jove! we thus invoke, With solemn rites, thy sacred name and pow’r; Bless to both nations this auspicious hour!
Proceed, auspicious prince, with glory crown’d, And born to better fates than I have found."
Retir’d alone she found the daring man, And op’d her rosy lips, and thus began: "What none of all the gods could grant thy vows, That, Turnus, this auspicious day bestows.
He knew his mother’s birds; and thus he pray’d: "Be you my guides, with your auspicious aid, And lead my footsteps, till the branch be found, Whose glitt’ring shadow gilds the sacred ground.
Drances, their chief, who harbor’d in his breast Long hate to Turnus, as his foe profess’d, Broke silence first, and to the godlike man, With graceful action bowing, thus began: "Auspicious prince, in arms a mighty name, But yet whose actions far transcend your fame; Would I your justice or your force express, Thought can but equal; and all words are less.
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With good weather and no traffic, we had an auspicious start on our journey.
The fortune cookie said "Today is an auspicious day for romance."