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But meanwhile it is flying, irretrievable time is flying.
At the same time he lifted to heaven horrendous cries:
like the bellowing when a wounded bull has fled from the altar
and has shaken the ill-aimed axe from its neck.
Blest pair! if aught my verse avail,
No day shall make your memory fail
From off the heart of time.
Each Has His Destined Time:
Is All The Heritage Of Man:
'Tis virtue's part by deeds of praise
To lengthen fame through after days.
We have made you [Priapus] of marble for the time being.
All these, when centuries ten times told
The wheel of destiny have rolled.
The voice divine from far and wide
Calls up to Lethe's river-side.
That earthward they may pass once more
Remembering not the things before.
And with a blind propension yearn
To fleshly bodies to return.
Be this your nobler praise in times to come,
These your imperial arts, ye sons of Rome!
O'er distant realms to stretch your awful sway,
To bid those nations tremble and obey;
To crush the proud, the suppliant foe to rear,
To give mankind a peace, or shake the world with war.
Time, toil, and circumstance full oft
A humbled cause have raised aloft,
And Fortune whom she mocked before
Has placed on solid ground once more.
Three times they endeavoured to pile Ossa on Pelion, no less, and to roll leafy Olympus on top of Ossa; three times our Father broke up the towering mountains with a thunderbolt.
Time bears away all things, even our minds.
By length of time
The scurf is worn away of each committed crime;
No speck is left of their habitual stains,
But the pure ether of the soul remains.
Turnus, what never god would dare
To promise to his suppliant's prayer,
Lo here, the lapse of time has brought
E'en to your hands, unasked, unsought.
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