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THE ARGUMENT.- Turnus takes advantage of AEneas's absence,
fires some of his ships (which are transformed into sea nymphs),
and assaults his camp. The Trojans, reduc'd to the last extremities,
send Nisus and Euryalus to recall AEneas; which furnishes the
poet with that admirable episode of their friendship, generosity, and
the conclusion of their adventures.
Chrysanthus is seen seated near a writing table on which are several
books: he is reading a small volume with deep attention.
Cyrus Cambyses Son of Persia King,
Whom Lady Mandana did to him bring,