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1  He ended; and now more loudly the fire roars along the city, and the burning tides roll nearer.
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2  My spirit kindles to fire, and rises in wrath to avenge my dying land and take repayment for her crimes.
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3  The horse, standing high amid the city, pours forth armed men, and Sinon scatters fire, insolent in victory.
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4  Stormclouds enwrap the day, and rainy gloom blots out the sky; out of the clouds bursts fire fast upon fire.
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5  Fifty handmaids are within, whose task is in their course to keep unfailing store and kindle the household fire.
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6  Thou hast what all thy soul desired; Dido is on fire with love, and hath caught the madness through and through.
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7  But the Queen, long ere now pierced with sore distress, feeds the wound with her life-blood, and catches the fire unseen.
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8  With these words she made the fire of love flame up in her spirit, put hope in her wavering soul, and let honour slip away.
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9  At once Achates struck a spark from the flint and caught the fire on leaves, and laying dry fuel round kindled it into flame.
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10  The devouring fire goes rolling before the wind high as the roof; the flames tower over it, and the heat surges up into the air.
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11  So speaks he, and carries forth in his hands from their inner shrine the chaplets and strength of Vesta, and the everlasting fire.
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12  And now they gained the fields, while their bloodshot eyes blazed with fire, and their tongues lapped and flickered in their hissing mouths.
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13  Above all the hapless Phoenician, victim to coming doom, cannot satiate her soul, but, stirred alike by the boy and the gifts, she gazes and takes fire.
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14  Madly I seize my arms, nor is there so much purpose in arms; but my spirit is on fire to gather a band for fighting and charge for the citadel with my comrades.
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15  Then, weary of fortune, they fetch out corn spoiled by the sea and weapons of corn-dressing, and begin to parch over the fire and bruise in stones the grain they had rescued.
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16  We who followed thee and thine arms when Dardania went down in fire; we who under thee have traversed on shipboard the swelling sea; we in like wise will exalt to heaven thy children to be, and give empire to their city.
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17  Long-haired Iopas on his gilded lyre fills the chamber with songs ancient Atlas taught; he sings of the wandering moon and the sun's travails; whence is the human race and the brute, whence water and fire; of Arcturus, the rainy Hyades, and the twin Oxen; why wintry suns make such haste to dip in ocean, or what delay makes the nights drag lingeringly.
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