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strength thou didst refrain 'From using it. Hadst thou no trust in us? 'While the hot life-blood fills these glowing veins, ' While these strong arms avail to hurl the lance, 'Wilt thou in peace endure the Senate's rule? 'Is civil conquest then so base and vile? 'Lead us through Scythian deserts, lead us where 'The inhospitable Syrtes line the shore 'Of Afric's burning sands, or where thou wilt: 'This hand, to leave a conquered world behind, 'Held firm the oar that tamed the Northern Sea And Rhine's swift torrent foaming to the main. 'To follow thee fate gives me now the power: 'The will was mine before. No citizen 'I count the man 'gainst whom thy trumpets sound. 'By ten campaigns of victory, I swear, 'By all thy triumphs, bid me plunge the sword 'In sire or brother or in pregnant spouse, By this unwilling hand the deed were done: 'Bid spoil the gods and set the fanes ablaze, Great Juno's shrine were kindled with our fires; 'Bid plant our arms o'er Tuscan Tiber's stream, 'Italian lan
Marseilles (France) (search for this): book 1, card 291
t the power. blighted through the world ' And ghastly famine made to serve his ends? ' Who hath forgotten how Pompeius' bands ' Seized on the forum? the grim sheen of swords ' When outraged justice trembled, and the spears ' Hemmed in the judgment-seat where Milo Milo was brought to trial for the murder of Clodius in B.C. 52, about three years before this. Pompeius, then sole Consul, had surrounded the tribunal with soldiers, who at one time charged the crowd. Milo was sent into exile at Massilia. stood? ' And now when worn and old and ripe for rest,See Book II., 631. ' Greedy of power, the impious sword again ' He draws. As tigers in Hyrcanian woods ' Wandering, or in the caves that saw their birth, ' Once having lapped the blood of slaughtered kine, ' Shall never cease from rage; e'en so this whelp ' Of cruel Sulla, nursed in civil war, ' Outstrips his master; and the tongue which licked ' That reeking weapon ever thirsts for more. ' Stain once the lips with blood, no other meal
As when at Elis' festival a horse In stable pent gnaws at his prison bars Impatient, and should clamour from without Strike on his ear, bounds furious at restraint, So then was Caesar, eager for the fight, Stirred by the words of Curio. To the ranks He bids his soldiers; with majestic mien And hand commanding silence as they come. Comrades,' he cried, ' victorious returned, 'Who by my side for ten long years have faced, 'Mid Alpine winters and on Arctic shores, 'The thousand dangers of the battle-field--- Is this our country's welcome, this her prize ' For death and wounds and Roman blood outpoured? ' Rome arms her choicest sons; the sturdy oaks ' Are felled to make a fleet;-what could she more ' If from the Alps fierce Hannibal were come ' With all his Punic host? " By land and sea ' Caesar shall fly!" Fly? Though in adverse war ' Our best had fallen, and the savage Gaul ' Were hard upon our track, we would not fly. 'And now, when fortune smiles and kindly gods ' Beckon us on to g
nd what of harvests Plutarch, 'Pomp.,' 49. The harbours and places of trade were placed under his control in order that he might find a remedy for the scarcity of grain. But his enemies said that he had caused the scarcity in order to get the power. blighted through the world ' And ghastly famine made to serve his ends? ' Who hath forgotten how Pompeius' bands ' Seized on the forum? the grim sheen of swords ' When outraged justice trembled, and the spears ' Hemmed in the judgment-seat where Milo Milo was brought to trial for the murder of Clodius in B.C. 52, about three years before this. Pompeius, then sole Consul, had surrounded the tribunal with soldiers, who at one time charged the crowd. Milo was sent into exile at Massilia. stood? ' And now when worn and old and ripe for rest,See Book II., 631. ' Greedy of power, the impious sword again ' He draws. As tigers in Hyrcanian woods ' Wandering, or in the caves that saw their birth, ' Once having lapped the blood of slaughtered kin
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hted through the world ' And ghastly famine made to serve his ends? ' Who hath forgotten how Pompeius' bands ' Seized on the forum? the grim sheen of swords ' When outraged justice trembled, and the spears ' Hemmed in the judgment-seat where Milo Milo was brought to trial for the murder of Clodius in B.C. 52, about three years before this. Pompeius, then sole Consul, had surrounded the tribunal with soldiers, who at one time charged the crowd. Milo was sent into exile at Massilia. stood? ' AnMilo was sent into exile at Massilia. stood? ' And now when worn and old and ripe for rest,See Book II., 631. ' Greedy of power, the impious sword again ' He draws. As tigers in Hyrcanian woods ' Wandering, or in the caves that saw their birth, ' Once having lapped the blood of slaughtered kine, ' Shall never cease from rage; e'en so this whelp ' Of cruel Sulla, nursed in civil war, ' Outstrips his master; and the tongue which licked ' That reeking weapon ever thirsts for more. ' Stain once the lips with blood, no other meal ' They shall enjoy
es of trade were placed under his control in order that he might find a remedy for the scarcity of grain. But his enemies said that he had caused the scarcity in order to get the power. blighted through the world ' And ghastly famine made to serve his ends? ' Who hath forgotten how Pompeius' bands ' Seized on the forum? the grim sheen of swords ' When outraged justice trembled, and the spears ' Hemmed in the judgment-seat where Milo Milo was brought to trial for the murder of Clodius in B.C. 52, about three years before this. Pompeius, then sole Consul, had surrounded the tribunal with soldiers, who at one time charged the crowd. Milo was sent into exile at Massilia. stood? ' And now when worn and old and ripe for rest,See Book II., 631. ' Greedy of power, the impious sword again ' He draws. As tigers in Hyrcanian woods ' Wandering, or in the caves that saw their birth, ' Once having lapped the blood of slaughtered kine, ' Shall never cease from rage; e'en so this whelp ' Of cruel
oaks ' Are felled to make a fleet;-what could she more ' If from the Alps fierce Hannibal were come ' With all his Punic host? " By land and sea ' Caesar shall fly!" Fly? Though in adverse war ' Our best had fallen, and the savage Gaul ' Were hard upon our track, we would not fly. 'And now, when fortune smiles and kindly gods ' Beckon us on to glory! -Let him come ' Fresh from his years of peace, with all his crowd ' Of conscript burgesses, Marcellus' tongue Marcus Marcellus, consul in B.C. 51. ' And Cato's empty name! We will not fly. ' Shall Eastern hordes and greedy hirelings keep ' Their loved Pompeius ever at the helm? ' Shall chariots of triumph be for him 'Though youth and law forbad them? Shall he seize ' On Rome's chief honours ne'er to be resigned? ' And what of harvests Plutarch, 'Pomp.,' 49. The harbours and places of trade were placed under his control in order that he might find a remedy for the scarcity of grain. But his enemies said that he had caused the scarcity i