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Here one man's hand lean'd on another's head, (1416)

His nose being shadow'd by his neighbour's ear; (1417)

Here one being throng'd bears back, all boll'n and red; (1418)

Another smother'd seems to pelt and swear; (1419)

And in their rage such signs of rage they bear,
As, but for loss of Nestor's golden words, (1421)

It seem'd they would debate with angry swords.

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