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Pallas oppos'd her hand, and caus'd to glance,
1c65 Show'd the celestial blood, and with a groan Thus pour'd his plaints before th' immortal throne :
Can Jove, supine, flagitious facts survey, And brook the furies of this daring day? For mortal men celestial powers engage,
107 And Gods on Gods exert eternal rage. From thee, O father ! all these ills we bear, And thy fell daughter with the shield and spear : Thou gav'st that fury to the realms of light, Pernicious, wild, regardless of the right,
All heaven befide 'reveres thy fovereign fway,
we deem the wondrous birth thy own.
Him thus upbraiding, with a wrathful look
Else, fing & with lightning hadft thou hence been
thrown; Where chain'd on burning rocks the Titans groan.
Thus he who shakes Olympus with his nod; Then gave to Pæon's care the bleeding God. With gentle hand the balm he pour’d around, And heal'd th’immortal flesh, and clos'd the wound. As when the fig's prest juice, infus'd in cream, To curds coagulates the liquid stream, Sydden the fluids fix, the parts combin'd; Such, and so foon, th' ætherial texture join'd. 1115 Cleans'd from the dust and gore, fair Hebè drest His mighty limbs in an immortal vest. Glorious he fate, in majesty restor’d, Fast by the throne of heaven's superior Lord, Juno Pallas mount the bleft abodes, Their talk perform’d, and mix among the Gods.
ARGU M E N T.
The Episodes of Glaucus and Diomed, and of Hector
THE Gods having left the field, the Grecians prevail.
Helenus, the chief augur of Troy, commands Hece tor to return to the city, in order to appoint a solemn procession of the queen and the Trojan matrons to the temple of Minerva, to entreat her to remove Diomed from the fight. The battle relaxing during the absence of Hector, Glaucus and Diomed have an interview between the two armies; where coming to the knowledge of the friendship and hospitality past between their ancestors, they make exch ge of their arms. Hector, having performed the the orders of Helenus, prevails upon Paris to return to the battle; ard taking a tender leave of his wife Andromache, haitens again to the field.
The scene is first in the field of battle, between the river Simoïs and Scamander, and then changes to Troy