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When I was venturing to sing of kings and battles , the Cynthian god touched my
ear , and appealed to my memory . It is a shepherd's part , Tityrus , that the sheep
that he feeds should be fat , and the songs that he sings thin . ' So now I — for ...
was taking his reaper into the yellow field , and just beginning to top the barley's
frail stalk , seen all the armies of the winds mcet in the shock of battle , tearing up
by the roots whole : acres of heavy corn , and whirling it on high , just as a ...
Nay , he it is who often betrays the stealthy approach of battle alarms , the
heavings of treason and concealed rebellion . Nay , he it was that had
compassion for Rome at her Cæsar's death , when he veiled his shining head
with a gloom of ...
... but teeming corn and the vine - god's Massic juice have made it their own ; its
tenants are olives and luxuriant herds of cattle . Hence comes the war - horse ,
that prances proudly into the battle - field . Hence , Clitumnus BOOK II . 83–145 .
proudly into the battle - field . Hence , Clitumnus , those white flocks , and the bull
, that majestic victim , which oft ere now , bathed in thy sacred flood , have
ushered a Roman triumph to the temples of the gods . Here is ceaseless spring ,
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