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The Aeneid
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  • Around your house the greedy Grecians err; And these had perish’d in the nightly war, But for my presence and protecting care.
  • But if some chance— as many chances are, And doubtful hazards, in the deeds of warIf one should reach my head, there let it fall, And spare thy life; I would not perish all.
  • Can they securely trust their feeble wall, A slight partition, a thin interval, Betwixt their fate and them; when Troy, tho’ built By hands divine, yet perish’d by their guilt?
  • Now let him perish, since you hold it good, And glut the Trojans with his pious blood.
  • Call them not Trojans: perish the renown And name of Troy, with that detested town.
  • My will’s the same: fair goddess, fear no more, Your fleet shall safely gain the Latian shore; Their lives are giv’n; one destin’d head alone Shall perish, and for multitudes atone."

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  • ...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Gettysburg Address
  • We can work together or perish separately.

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