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.