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Why, yes, I said, of course they answer truly; how can the Muses speak falsely?
And every now and then he turns upon his companions, nodding, signaling, beckoning frantically--with every inch of him appealing, imploring, in behalf of the muses and their call.
deducam Musas'; `for I shall be the first, if I live, to bring the Muse into my country.
A servant presently led in the famous bard Demodocus, whom the muse had dearly loved, but to whom she had given both good and evil, for though she had endowed him with a divine gift of song, she had robbed him of his eyesight.