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One in which the Lycians were sailing , and true Orontes , a mighty sea strikes
from high on the stem before Æneas ' very eyes ; down goes the helmsman ,
washed from his post , and topples on his head , while she is thrice whirled round
Here with seven ships mustered from his whole fleet Æneas enters ; and with
intense yearning for dry , land the Trojans disembark and take possession of the
wishedfor shore , and lay their brine - drenched limbs upon the beach . And first ...
What can my poor Æneas have done to merit thy wrath ? What can the Trojans ?
yet they , after the many deaths they have suffered already , still find the whole
world barred against them for Italy's sake . From them assuredly it was that the ...
Him thou shalt one day welcome in safety to . the sky , a warrior laden with
Eastern spoils ; to him , as to Æneas , men shall pray and make their vows . In his
days war shall cease , and savage times grow mild . Faith with her hoary head ,
O happy they , whose city is rising already ! ' cries Æneas , as he looks upward to
roof and dome . In he goes , close fenced by his cloud , miraculous to tell ,
threads his way through the midst , and mingles with the citizens , unperceived of
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