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"Calls thee its saviour: do not give us cause
So to remember this thy reign, as men
Who, having risen, then fall low again;
But save us, save our city. Omens good
Were then with thee; thou didst thy work, and now
Be equal to thyself!"
The metaphor involves the use of savior, taken from the Bible. Jesus is our savior, and an earthly king should act likewise.