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The Aeneid
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grisly
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The Aeneid
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  • All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and fears; And grisly Death in sundry shapes appears.
  • Still may the dog the wand’ring troops constrain Of airy ghosts, and vex the guilty train, And with her grisly lord his lovely queen remain.
  • Naught could his sev’nfold shield the prince avail, Nor aught, beneath his arms, the coat of mail: It pierc’d thro’ all, and with a grisly wound Transfix’d his thigh, and doubled him to ground.
  • A bough his brazen helmet did sustain; His heavier arms lay scatter’d on the plain: A chosen train of youth around him stand; His drooping head was rested on his hand: His grisly beard his pensive bosom sought; And all on Lausus ran his restless thought.
  • They rear his drooping forehead from the ground; But, when Aeneas view’d the grisly wound Which Pallas in his manly bosom bore, And the fair flesh distain’d with purple gore; First, melting into tears, the pious man Deplor’d so sad a sight, then thus began: "Unhappy youth! when Fortune gave the rest Of my full wishes, she refus’d the best!

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