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The Aeneid
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  • In Alba he shall fix his royal seat, And, born a king, a race of kings beget.
  • ’T was he, the noble Claudian race begot, The Claudian race, ordain’d, in times to come, To share the greatness of imperial Rome.
  • Vulcan this plague begot; and, like his sire, Black clouds he belch’d, and flakes of livid fire.
  • The first he met, Antiphates the brave, But base-begotten on a Theban slave, Sarpedon’s son, he slew: the deadly dart Found passage thro’ his breast, and pierc’d his heart.
  • Observe the youth who first appears in sight, And holds the nearest station to the light, Already seems to snuff the vital air, And leans just forward, on a shining spear: Silvius is he, thy last-begotten race, But first in order sent, to fill thy place; An Alban name, but mix’d with Dardan blood, Born in the covert of a shady wood: Him fair Lavinia, thy surviving wife, Shall breed in groves, to lead a solitary life.

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