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The Aeneid
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  • …The laws of heav’n, and what the stars decree; Whom Phoebus taught unerring prophecy, From his own tripod, and his holy tree; Skill’d in the wing’d inhabitants of air, What auspices their notes and flights declare: O say— for all religious rites portend A happy voyage, and a prosp’rous end; And ev’ry power and omen of the sky Direct my course for destin’d Italy; But only dire Celaeno, from the gods, A dismal famine fatally forebodesO say what dangers I am first to shun, What toils…

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  • I fear the election results portend greater violence in the region.
  • Few heeded the sign, and not even Bilbo yet had any notion of what it portended.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring

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