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The Aeneid
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reproach
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The Aeneid
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  • This foul reproach Ascanius could not hear With patience, or a vow’d revenge forbear.
  • This just reproach their virtue does excite: They stand, they join, they thicken to the fight.
  • Aeneas, hast’ning, wav’d his fatal sword High o’er his head, with this reproachful word: "Now; where are now thy vaunts, the fierce disdain Of proud Mezentius, and the lofty strain?"
  • How, and with what reproach, shall I return?
  • Meantime, by Jove’s impulse, Mezentius arm’d, Succeeding Turnus, with his ardor warm’d His fainting friends, reproach’d their shameful flight, Repell’d the victors, and renew’d the fight.
  • Deep indignation swell’d Saturnia’s heart: "And must I own," she said, "my secret smartWhat with more decence were in silence kept, And, but for this unjust reproach, had slept?
  • Acestes, fir’d with just disdain, to see The palm usurp’d without a victory, Reproach’d Entellus thus, who sate beside, And heard and saw, unmov’d, the Trojan’s pride: "Once, but in vain, a champion of renown, So tamely can you bear the ravish’d crown, A prize in triumph borne before your sight, And shun, for fear, the danger of the fight?
  • Or, if by dearer ties you may be won, By your dead sire, and by your living son, Redeem from this reproach my wand’ring ghost; Or with your navy seek the Velin coast, And in a peaceful grave my corpse compose; Or, if a nearer way your mother shows, Without whose aid you durst not undertake This frightful passage o’er the Stygian lake, Lend to this wretch your hand, and waft him o’er To the sweet banks of yon forbidden shore."

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  • She reproached him for being thoughtless and lazy.
  • Don’t reproach yourself for things beyond your control.

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