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In great Minerva's temple, but in vain
Since impious Ajax led on by that same
? of accused beauty famed
Did Robbed e'en the shrines, \ last refuge of her honour \
To ravish her
in violation of did violate
The laws of, all the Gods, whom the irate
Minerva did avenge for
samleged sacraledge [sic]
So life, demanding thunderbolts of Jupiter.
Amid ( ensuing floods, the Locrian heroes
Heroes swift engulfed causing de truction [sic]
Of them all. And more, -- required
requiring of them
to bring as tribute, maidens twain to serve they
To serve the temple, service menial,
Attired in tartared robes with hair close shorn.
But even griefs like those Caisandra bore
Could not preserve her from the Argive King!
Victorious Agemenenon [sic] sought out
The vanquished Priam's child for one
grief the [?] more!
Drawn by no ignominius lot, as were
Troys lesser daughter,s,all,
the first [?] award
--nay but sought far love aroused
Bot [sic] sought for love her stricken
Dragged forth from unprotecting shrines and given
Aslave and and paramour unto the King.
[handwritten in margin next to last stanza:
done to death by
to pay their
H bMS Am 1118.95, Box 9