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"They say that with the music of his [Orpheus] voice he enchanted stubborn mountain rocks and rushing streams. And testifying still to the magic of his song, there are wild oaks growing at Zone on the cost of Thrace, which he lured them down from Pieria with his lyre, rank upon rank of them, like soldiers on the march." (Preparation and Departure, p. 36)

"Alas! I wish I could have died, forgetting all my cares, on the very day when I heard King Pelias make his evil proclamation, so that you [Jason], my child, might have buried me with your own dear hands. That was the only service I hoped you still might render me; apart from that, you have long since repaid me for all a mother's care." (Preparation and Departure, p. 43)

"Their blades were swallowed by the waves, and on either side the dark salt water broke...

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