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Here it was , Melibous , that I saw that youth for whom I make my altars smoke
twelve days a year . Here it was that I got from him my first gracious answer to my
suit , ' Go on , swains , feeding your oxen as before , and breed .. ing your bulls .
... and thou , Minerva , who foundest the olive for man ; and thou , blessed youth ,
who showedst him the crooked plough ; and Silvanus , carrying a young cypress ,
fresh torn up THE GEORGICS.
... bush - harrows of arbute twigs , and Iacchus ' mystic fan - implements these
which you will remiember to store up long before the day of need , if you are
destined to win and wear the full glories of the divine country .. From its youth up
in the ...
From its youth up in the woods the elm is bent bị main force and trained into a
beam , taking the form of the crooked plough ; to suit this a pole is shaped ,
stretching eight feet in length with two earth - boards , and a share - beam with its
There are lawns and dens where wild beasts hide , and a youth strong to labour
and inured to scanty fare . Here , too , is religion and reverend elders ; among
them it was that Justice left the last print of her feet as she withdrew from earth .
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