Phoenician Dido rules the growing state, Who fled from Tyre, to shun her brother’s hate.
For this ’t is needful to prevent her art, And fire with love the proud Phoenician’s heart: A love so violent, so strong, so sure, As neither age can change, nor art can cure.
Not far from these Phoenician Dido stood, Fresh from her wound, her bosom bath’d in blood; Whom when the Trojan hero hardly knew, Obscure in shades, and with a doubtful view, (Doubtful as he who sees, thro’ dusky night, Or thinks he sees, the moon’s uncertain light,) With tears he first approach’d the sullen shade; And, as his love inspir’d him, thus he said: "Unhappy queen! then is the common breath Of rumor true, in your reported death, And I, alas! the cause?
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The Phoenician alphabet is generally believed to be the ancestor of all modern alphabets.
One of those Phoenicians who assume all Waldenites are illiterate.