The gods," said he, "To him propitious, and averse to thee, Have giv’n his arm superior force to thine.
With fates averse, the rout in arms resort, To force their monarch, and insult the court.
A skilful horseman, and a huntsman bred, With fates averse a thousand men he led: His sire unworthy of so brave a son; Himself well worthy of a happier throne.
The tracks averse a lying notice gave, And led the searcher backward from the cave.
Where, with the gods, averse, the Latins fight.
Yet, if with fates averse, without thy leave, The Latian lands my progeny receive, Bear they the pains of violated law, And thy protection from their aid withdraw.
But from the time when impious Diomede, And false Ulysses, that inventive head, Her fatal image from the temple drew, The sleeping guardians of the castle slew, Her virgin statue with their bloody hands Polluted, and profan’d her holy bands; From thence the tide of fortune left their shore, And ebb’d much faster than it flow’d before: Their courage languish’d, as their hopes decay’d; And Pallas, now averse, refus’d her aid.
With fates averse, against their king’s command, Arm’d, on the right and on the left they stand, And flank the passage: shining steel they wear, And waving crests above their heads appear.
While fortune favor’d, nor Heav’n’s King denied To lend my succor to the Latian side, I sav’d thy brother, and the sinking state: But now he struggles with unequal fate, And goes, with gods averse, o’ermatch’d in might, To meet inevitable death in fight; Nor must I break the truce, nor can sustain the sight.
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averse to taking risks
I know that you are averse to doing the difficult parts of this job, but there are a lot of opportunities here.