And thus matters stood when, one hot night, Meriem, unable

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A Cretan archer's shaft, more sure of aim

And thus matters stood when, one hot night, Meriem, unable

Than vows could hope for, strikes on Scaeva's brow

And thus matters stood when, one hot night, Meriem, unable

To light within his eye: the hero tugs

And thus matters stood when, one hot night, Meriem, unable

Intrepid, bursts the nerves, and tears the shaft

Forth with the eyeball, and with dauntless heel

Treads them to dust. Not otherwise a bear

Pannonian, fiercer for the wound received,

Maddened by dart from Libyan thong propelled,

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