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While soldier thus and chief,
In doubtful sort, against their hidden fate
Devised their counsel, Appius alone
Feared for the chances of the war, and sought
Through Phoebus' ancient oracle to break
The silence of the gods and know the end.
Caetera per terras omnes animalia, &c. ~ Virg.
All animals beside, o'er all the earth, &c.