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zeal
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The Aeneid
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  • So much of zeal their country’s cause inspir’d;
  • Yet, mad with zeal, and blinded with our fate, We haul along the horse in solemn state; Then place the dire portent within the tow’r.
  • An emulating zeal inspires his train: They run; they snatch; they rush into the main.
  • The pious prince, surpris’d at what he view’d, The fun’ral honors with more zeal renew’d, Doubtful if this place’s genius were, Or guardian of his father’s sepulcher.
  • He said, and rose; as holy zeal inspires, He rakes hot embers, and renews the fires; His country gods and Vesta then adores With cakes and incense, and their aid implores.
  • With spears afar, with swords at hand, they strike; And zeal of slaughter fires their souls alike.
  • But when the rage of hunger was repress’d, Thus spoke Evander to his royal guest: "These rites, these altars, and this feast, O king, From no vain fears or superstition spring, Or blind devotion, or from blinder chance, Or heady zeal, or brutal ignorance; But, sav’d from danger, with a grateful sense, The labors of a god we recompense.

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  • She attacks each challenge with zeal.
  • We need someone with both zeal and ability.

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