Not he, whom thou and lying fame conspire To call thee his— not he, thy vaunted sire, Thus us’d my wretched age: the gods he fear’d, The laws of nature and of nations heard.
See now the promis’d faith, the vaunted name, The pious man, who, rushing thro’ the flame, Preserv’d his gods, and to the Phrygian shore The burthen of his feeble father bore!
How lofty Turnus vaunts amidst his train, In shining arms, triumphant on the plain?
With manly mien he stalk’d along the ground, Nor wanted voice belied, nor vaunting sound.
Thus Liger vainly vaunts: the Trojan Return’d his answer with his flying spear.
Then to the king: "Your empty vaunts forbear; Success I hope, and fate I cannot fear; Alive or dead, I shall deserve a name; Jove is impartial, and to both the same."
Meantime Eumedes, vaunting in the field, New fir’d the Trojans, and their foes repell’d.
On others practice thy Ligurian arts; Thin stratagems and tricks of little hearts Are lost on me: nor shalt thou safe retire, With vaunting lies, to thy fallacious sire.
Here cease thy vaunts, and own my victory: A woman warrior was too strong for thee.
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?"
To whom Mezentius thus: "Thy vaunts are vain.
Proud of his realm, and of his royal bride, Vaunting before his troops, and lengthen’d with a stride, In these insulting terms the Trojans he defied: "Twice-conquer’d cowards, now your shame is shownCoop’d up a second time within your town!
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John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
We sit down in a booth by the window, next to the vaunted parking lot.