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  • Hippolytus for pity and protection (619): muliebre non est regna tutari urbium; tu qui iuventae flore primaevo viges cives paterno fortis imperio rege, sinu receptam supplicem ac servam tege. miserere viduae.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal Harold Edgeworth Butler 1914


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  • "Now the vigilantes were riding again and all opposition would be taken care of in the usual way.
    Jules looked curiously into the frightened faces of the land seekers about him and started away to buy a glass of beer. It was all just another joke on the greenhorns and soon the laughing would begin.
    At the bar a half-drunken youth, several years younger than Jules, was talking big. "Let the viges come. We'll make 'em eat lead," he drawled, and spit into the sawdust at his feet."

    --from Old Jules by Mari Sandoz

    October 14, 2013