Almegro, a Poem [By E. Roberts]

Almegro, a Poem [By E. Roberts]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: our cottage stealing near. s r "Arm, arm, my friends, (I said) but scarce the sound "Escap'd my lips, the foes our cot surround: "Boldly approach'd our flame-devoted thatch, "And vengeful planted there, the lighted match. "High in the air the element arose, "And glaring flash'd upon our num'rous foes: "The dusky tinge that o'er their features stray'd, "Fierce untam'd, ruffian violence display'd. "We rose in haste, and to the entrance flew, --"And as from instinct, each his weapon drew;--fc" "Then sallied forth--nor loiter'd then the clash "Of brands that render'd back the fiery flash, "Reflected from the pile--our blazing sun, That still gleam'd forth, till they began to run.--"Fearful of ambush we pursued not far, "And other cares amid the midnight war "Engross'd our thoughts; for nought was heard but groans, "Which in the fiercest sunk to dying moans. "Even the surviving few, with victory crown'd, "Returning sunk exhausted on the ground. "The hermit and myself alone remain'd M Unsheathed amid the fight we had sustain'd. IV. "To succour those who might survive we fly, "But ineffectual all our care, they die. "In deep despair I sunk upon the earth, "Near the remains of unaspiring worth; "I held their stiffening limbs in my embrace, u And tears stream'd freely down my sorrowing face: u Till by the hermit rous'd to leave the field, "For foes in ambush still might lurk conceal-il; I v "Then of my much-loved sister first I thought, u And o'er the bloody field her form I sought. "But not among the sad remains around, . "Or near the ruins, might her form be found, "With vent'rous feet...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985028
  • 9781236985026