The Trojan chief his forward pace repress’d, Revolving anxious thoughts within his breast, He saw his friends, who, whelm’d beneath the waves, Their fun’ral honors claim’d, and ask’d their quiet graves.
And thrice repress’d his rage; strong gales supplied, And push’d the vessel o’er the swelling tide.
He said no more, but, with a sigh, repress’d The mighty sorrow in his swelling breast.
In deep suspense the Trojan seem’d to stand, And, just prepar’d to strike, repress’d his hand.
But when she view’d the garments loosely spread, Which once he wore, and saw the conscious bed, She paus’d, and with a sigh the robes embrac’d; Then on the couch her trembling body cast, Repress’d the ready tears, and spoke her last: "Dear pledges of my love, while Heav’n so pleas’d, Receive a soul, of mortal anguish eas’d: My fatal course is finish’d; and I go, A glorious name, among the ghosts below.
But when the rage of hunger was repress’d, Thus spoke Evander to his royal guest: "These rites, these altars, and this feast, O king, From no vain fears or superstition spring, Or blind devotion, or from blinder chance, Or heady zeal, or brutal ignorance; But, sav’d from danger, with a grateful sense, The labors of a god we recompense.
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She could barely repress a smile as she scolded her son for fidgeting.
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.