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The Aeneid
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  • Such Dido was; with such becoming state, Amidst the crowd, she walks serenely great.
  • The Trojan chief appear’d in open sight, August in visage, and serenely bright.
  • Displeas’d, and fearing for his wat’ry reign, He rear’d his awful head above the main, Serene in majesty; then roll’d his eyes Around the space of earth, and seas, and skies.
  • Portents and prodigies their souls amaz’d; But most, when this stupendous pile was rais’d: Then flaming meteors, hung in air, were seen, And thunders rattled thro’ a sky serene.
  • From land a gentle breeze arose by night, Serenely shone the stars, the moon was bright, And the sea trembled with her silver light.
  • Then, gazing up, repeated peals they hear; And, in a heav’n serene, refulgent arms appear: Redd’ning the skies, and glitt’ring all around, The temper’d metals clash, and yield a silver sound.
  • To whom the Father of th’ immortal race, Smiling with that serene indulgent face, With which he drives the clouds and clears the skies, First gave a holy kiss; then thus replies: "Daughter, dismiss thy fears; to thy desire The fates of thine are fix’d, and stand entire.
  • Then thus the founder of mankind replies (Unruffled was his front, serene his eyes) "Can Saturn’s issue, and heav’n’s other heir, Such endless anger in her bosom bear?

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  • While I lie awake worrying, she sleeps serenely.
  • She remained serene even when he was yelling at her.

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