1 An hundred great towns are inhabited in that opulent realm; from it our forefather Teucer of old, if I recall the tale aright, sailed to the Rhoetean coasts and chose a place for his kingdom.
2 An Arcadian people sprung of Pallas, following in their king Evander's company beneath his banners, have chosen a place in these coasts, and set a city on the hills, called Pallanteum after Pallas their forefather.
3 And while thus things pass far in the distance, Juno daughter of Saturn sent Iris down the sky to gallant Turnus, then haply seated in his forefather Pilumnus' holy forest dell.
4 On the wall hung a row of portraits, representing the forefathers of the Bellingham lineage, some with armour on their breasts, and others with stately ruffs and robes of peace.
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5 The belief was a favourite one with our forefathers, as betokening that their infant commonwealth was under a celestial guardianship of peculiar intimacy and strictness.
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6 I forgit myself when I take such an interest in your breakfast, as to wish your frame, exhausted by the debilitating effects of prodigygality, to be stimilated by the 'olesome nourishment of your forefathers.'
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7 A very good name, and, I dare say, handed down from honest forefathers.
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8 Out from the mansion of his forefathers," continued Gabriel, "he drove with Johnny.
9 For he was not wholly a Russian, nor could he himself say precisely who his forefathers had been.
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10 The seamen's clamour rises in emulous dissonance; each cheers his comrade: Seek we Crete and our forefathers.