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VIRGIL OR VERGIL (PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO VERGIL)
Roman epic, didactic and idyllic poet
(70 BC - 19 BC)
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Let not our proposal be disregarded on the score of our youth.
      - [Proverbs]

Lick into shape.
  [Lat., Lambendo effingere.]
      - see Suetonis, "Life of Vergil" [Growth]

Miseries of which I was an eye witness and in which I took a chief part.
      - [Proverbs]

Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
      - [Proverbs]

Not being untutored in suffering, I learn to pity those in affliction.
      - [Sympathy]

Not surpassing in crafty measures, but in the power of arms.
      - [Proverbs]

Now I know what love is.
  [Lat., Nunc scio quit sit amor.]
      - [Love]

Now, every field and every tree is in bloom; the woods are now in full leaf, and the year is in its highest beauty.
      - [Summer]

O that Jupiter would but bring back to me the years that have passed!
      - [Proverbs]

Of such importance is early training.
      - [Proverbs]

One man excels in eloquence, another in arms.
      - [Proverbs]

Passion and shame torment him, and rage is mingled with his grief.
      - [Proverbs]

Passion and strife bow down the mind.
      - [Proverbs]

Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.
      - [Proverbs]

She acquires momentum as she advances. [The progress of Fame or Rumour.]
      - [Proverbs]

She nourishes the poison in her veins and is consumed by a secret fire.
      - [Proverbs]

The accursed hunger for gold.
      - [Proverbs]

The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one's steps, and reach the air above, there's the rub.
      - [Proverbs]

The goddess was discovered by her gait.
      - [Proverbs]

The irreclaimable time flies.
      - [Time]

The noblest motive is the public good.
      - [Patriotism]

Their own death accompanies the wound they inflict.
      - [Proverbs]

There should be no strife with the vanquished or the dead.
      - [Proverbs]

They appear but here and there swimming in the vasty deep. [The portions of some books really worth notice are few and far between.]
      - [Proverbs]

They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
      - [Endurance]


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