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patron
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The Aeneid
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  • Here, safe beyond our hopes, our vows we pay To Jove, the guide and patron of our way.
  • But when Ulysses, with fallacious arts, Had made impression in the people’s hearts, And forg’d a treason in my patron’s name (I speak of things too far divulg’d by fame), My kinsman fell.

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  • The Trojans, by his arms, their patron know, And hear the twanging of his heav’nly bow.
  • Then to the patron of his art he pray’d: The patron of his art refus’d his aid.
  • Then to the patron of his art he pray’d: The patron of his art refus’d his aid.
  • Diores next, of Priam’s royal race, Then Salius joined with Patron, took their place; (But Patron in Arcadia had his birth, And Salius his from Arcananian earth;) Then two Sicilian youths— the names of these, Swift Helymus, and lovely Panopes: Both jolly huntsmen, both in forest bred, And owning old Acestes for their head; With sev’ral others of ignobler name, Whom time has not deliver’d o’er to fame.
  • Diores next, of Priam’s royal race, Then Salius joined with Patron, took their place; (But Patron in Arcadia had his birth, And Salius his from Arcananian earth;) Then two Sicilian youths— the names of these, Swift Helymus, and lovely Panopes: Both jolly huntsmen, both in forest bred, And owning old Acestes for their head; With sev’ral others of ignobler name, Whom time has not deliver’d o’er to fame.
  • This lucky moment the sly traitor chose: Then, starting from his ambush, up he rose, And threw, but first to Heav’n address’d his vows: "O patron of Socrates’ high abodes, Phoebus, the ruling pow’r among the gods, Whom first we serve, whole woods of unctuous pine Are fell’d for thee, and to thy glory shine; By thee protected with our naked soles, Thro’ flames unsing’d we march, and tread the kindled coals Give me, propitious pow’r, to wash away The stains of this dishonorable day: Norů

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as in: a patron of the arts Define
someone who contributes money to an organization or: a supporter of an organization or person
as in: a patron of the restaurant Define
a customer -- especially a regular one
as in: a patron saint Define
in some Christian denominations: a saint who is thought to look after a group, activity, or place
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