’T is fate diverts our course, and fate we must obey.
So Fate will have it, and Jove adds his force; Nor can my pow’r divert their happy course.
While thus she fills the house with clam’rous cries, Our hearing is diverted by our eyes: For, while I held my son, in the short space Betwixt our kisses and our last embrace; Strange to relate, from young Iulus’ head A lambent flame arose, which gently spread Around his brows, and on his temples fed.
Thus while the Trojan and Arcadian horse To Pallantean tow’rs direct their course, In long procession rank’d, the pious chief Stopp’d in the rear, and gave a vent to grief: "The public care," he said, "which war attends, Diverts our present woes, at least suspends.
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I tried to divert her attention.
A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.