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... when a wounded bull darts away from the altar , dashing off from his neck the
ill - aimed , axe . But the two serpents escape glidingly to the temple top , making
for the height where ruthless Tritonia is enthroned , and there shelter themselves
And now , first from the temple's lofty top we are overwhelmed by a shower of our
own countrymen's darts , and a most piteous carnage ensues , all along of the
appearance of our arms and our mistaken Grecian crests . Then the Danaans ...
... and thou , funeral fire of those I loved , witness ye that in your day of doom I
shrank from no Danaan dart , no hand - to ... left hands presenting the buckler to
shelter them from darts , while with their right they are clasping the battlements .
... standing , used often to repair unattended to her husband's parents , and pull
the boy Astyanax into his grandsire's presThrough it I make my way to the summit
of the roof , whence the wretched Teucrians were hurling darts without avail .
... through showers of darts and masses of foemen , flying down the long
corridors and traversing the empty courts , sore and wounded , while Pyrrhus , all
on fire , is pursuing him with a deadly stroke , his hand all but grasping him , his
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