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neis proceeds in his relation: he gives an account of the fleet with which he failed, and the fuccefs of his first voyage to Thrace; from thence he directs his courfe to Delos, and afks the oracle what place the Gods had appointed for his habitation By a mistake of the oracle's anfwer, he fettles in Crete : his houfhold Gods give him the true sense of the oracle in a dream: he follows their advice, and makes the best of his way for Italy: he is caft on feveral fhores, and meets with very furprizing adventures, till at length he lands on Sicily; where his father Anchifes dies. This is the place he was failing from, when the tempeft rofe, and threw him upon the Carthaginian coaft.
WHEN heaven had overturn'd th' Trojan ftate,
When ruin'd Troy became the Grecians prey,
With fighs and tears I leave my native shore,
And empty fields, where Ilium stood before.
My fire, my fon, our lefs, and greater gods,
Against our coast appears a spacious land,
Not far, a rifing hillock stood in view;
The rooted fibres rofe; and from the wound,
Scarce dare I tell the fequel: from the womb
My fright, and then these dreadful words enfued: