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The Aeneid
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  • If native pow'r prevail not, shall I doubt To seek for needful succor from without?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If I survive, will Troy the less prevail? A single soul's too light to turn the scale.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The trumpets sound: Aeneas first assail'd The clowns new-rais'd and raw, and soon prevail'd.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The helpless king is hurried in the throng, And, whate'er tide prevails, is borne along.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But from his headstrong horse his fate he found, Who threw his master, as he made a bound: The chief, alighting, stuck him to the ground; Then Clonius, hand to hand, on foot assails: The Trojan sinks, and Neptune's son prevails.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If neither piety, nor Heav'n's command, Can gain his passage to the Stygian strand, This fatal present shall prevail at least.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now Turnus, at two blows, two brethren slew; First from his horse fierce Amycus he threw: Then, leaping on the ground, on foot assail'd Diores, and in equal fight prevail'd.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But, when he found that Juno's pow'r prevail'd, And all the methods of cool counsel fail'd, He calls the gods to witness their offense, Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But, if my juster arms prevail in fight, (As sure they shall, if I divine aright,) My Trojans shall not o'er th' Italians reign: Both equal, both unconquer'd shall remain, Join'd in their laws, their lands, and their abodes; I ask but altars for my weary gods.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Down to the keels, and upward to the sails, The fire descends, or mounts, but still prevails; Nor buckets pour'd, nor strength of human hand, Can the victorious element withstand.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Fierce Turnus in another quarter fought, When suddenly th' unhop'd-for news was brought, The foes had left the fastness of their place, Prevail'd in fight, and had his men in chase.  (not reviewed by editor)

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