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-50 cried to their spindles the Fates , uttering in concert the fixed will of destiny .
Assume thine august dignities — the time is at length at hand - thou best - loved
offspring of the gods , august scion of Jove ! Look upon the world as it totters ...
... a fate , the nymphs were weeping ; hazels and rivers , you heard the nymphs ,
when his mother , clasping her son's piteous corpse , is crying out on the cruelty
of the gods and the stars , as only a mother can . None were there in those dreary
Since the Fates have swept her off , Pales has taken her leave of the country ,
aye , and Apollo his . Often now - a - days , in the very furrows to whose care we
give our largest barley grains , we see growing ungenerous darnel and unfruitful
Sure am I that it will be better to bear my fate in the woods , with the dens of wild
beasts round me , and engrave my love on the young growing trees ; they will
shoot up , and my love will shoot up with them . Meantime I will scour Mænalus ...
Not , if I may judge , that Heaven has given them any spark of wit like ours , or
Fate any deeper insight into things , but that when the weather and the fitful
moisture of the sky ha changed its course , and the god of the air with his wet
gales from ...
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