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A second Tiphys shall there be in those days - a second Argo to convey the
flower of chivalry ; a second war of heroes , too , shall there be , and a second
time shall Achilles be sent in his greatness to Troy . Afterwards , when ripe years
have at ...
To the full , long since , has our best blood atoned for the perjuries of Laomedon
and his Troy . Long since , Cæsar , has heaven's kingly home been grudging
thee to this our earth , complaining that thy thoughts are all for human triumphs ...
I will set up , too , Parian marble in breathing statues , the lineage of Assaracus ,
and the great names of the house that comes down from Jove , old father Tros ,
and the builder of Troy , the Cynthian god — while Envy shall be seen , hiding
BOOK I. ARMs and the man I sing , who at the first from Troy's shores the exile of
destiny , won his way to Italy and her Latian coast - a man much buffeted on land
and on the deep by violence from above , to sate the unforgetting wrath of Juņu ...
But she had heard that the blood of Troy was sowing the seed of a race to
overturn one day those Tyrian towers from that seed a nation , monarch of broad
realms and glorious in war , was to bring ruin on Libya - such the turning of Fate's
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