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Euphrates ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, i. 2. 98. Our early poets, with very few exceptions, make the penult of Euphrates short; e. g. in The Warres of Cyrus, King of Persia, etc., 1594:
“And brought me to the bankes of Euphrates,
... the ratling harmonie
Which Euphrates his gliding streams did keepe.” Sig. E 3; and in Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme:
“To Euphrates we come, that sacred flood.” B. viii. st. 69.

“Whence Euphrates, whence Tygresse spring, they vew.”
B. xiv. st. 38.
“And thence with Euphrates' ritch flood embrast.”
B. xvii. st. 5.

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