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The Aeneid
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  • The clangor of the trumpet gives the sign; At once they start, advancing in a line: With shouts the sailors rend the starry skies; Lash’d with their oars, the smoky billows rise; Sparkles the briny main, and the vex’d ocean fries.
  • Still may the dog the wand’ring troops constrain Of airy ghosts, and vex the guilty train, And with her grisly lord his lovely queen remain.
  • They cuff, they scratch, they cross his airy course; Nor can th’ incumber’d bird sustain their force; But vex’d, not vanquish’d, drops the pond’rous prey, And, lighten’d of his burthen, wings his way.
  • Give me to tear his corslet from his breast, And from that eunuch head to rend the crest; Dragg’d in the dust, his frizzled hair to soil, Hot from the vexing ir’n, and smear’d with fragrant oil!"

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