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Dedication to the Earl of Dorset and Mid-
The war being now begun, both the generals make all possible preparations. Turnus sends to Diomedes. Eneas goes in person to beg succours from Evander and the Tuscans. Evander receives him kindly, furnishes him with men, and sends his son Pallas with him. Vulcan, at the request of Venus, makes arms for her son Eneas, and draws on his shield the most memorable actions of his posterity.
WHEN Turnus had assembled all his powers,
These through the country took their wasteful course,
The Grecian leader of the growing storm :
'Twas night; and weary nature lulled asleep
Then, through the shadows of the poplar wood,