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'O unseen shame! invisible disgrace! (828)

O unfelt sore crest-wounding, private scar! (829)

Reproach is stamp'd in Collatinus' face, (830)

And Tarquin's eye may read the mot afar, (831)

How he in peace is wounded, not in war.
Alas, how many bear such shameful blows, (833)

Which not themselves, but he that gives them knows!

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