Alexis cares nothing for such presents ; nay , if presents are to be your weapons , Tollas will not yield the day to you . Alas , alas ! what wretched wish have I been forming ? I have been madman enough to let the south wind into my ...
M. Aye , so you had , and so the story went ; but our songs , I can tell you , Lycidas , have as much power in the clatter of weapons of war as the doves of Chaonia , they say , have when the eagle is coming .
And now this mad passion for the savage war - god is keeping me here in arms , with weapons all about me and enemies drawn up before me , while thou , far away from thy native land would it were not mine to believe the tale — art ...
I must tell you , too , what are the stout farmer's weapons of war , without whose ąid none has ever sown or raised a crop . First the share , and the bent plough's heavy wood , and the slow lumbering wains of the mighty Mother of ...
No need of letting in dogs on them , hunting them with nets , or scaring them with the terror of the crimson feather ; as they are pushing in vain with their chests at the mountain of snow , men kill them weapon in hand , butcher them ...
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