Bellerophon in Lycia. Hill of Venus

Bellerophon in Lycia. Hill of Venus

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...mass of hair, and scale, and claw, Lie wallowing on the grey down-trodden grass; Huge was it certes, but nought like the mass Of horror mid the light my fear still told My shuddering heart of, nor could I behold Clearly the monster's shape in that dim light; Yet gladly did I turn me from the sight Unto my fellow, and I said: " ' Hast thou Some other shape unto mine eyes to show? And is this part of the grim mockery Whereto the Gods have driven me forth to die? Or art thou such a dream as meets the dead When first they die?' " 'I am a man, ' he said, ' E'en as thou art; thou livest, ifI live; And some god unto me such strength did give, That this my father's father's sword hath wrought Deliverance for the Lycians, and made nought This divine dread--but let us come again When day is grown; and I have eased the pain Of burning thirst that chokes me, and thine hands Have swathed my hurts here with fair linen bands, For somewhat faint I grow.' ' " So then we passed Betwixt the pillars till we reached at last The chamber where I erst had slept, and there We drank, and then his hurts with water fair I bathed, and swathed them; and by then the day Showed how my fellows on the pavement lay Dead, yet without a wound it seemed; and when Into the pillared hall we came again, From one unto the other did we go That lay about the place, and even so It was with them; then the new-comer sighed And said: ' Belike it was of fear they died, Yet wish them not alive again, for they Had found death fearful on another day; But gladly had I never seen this sight, For I shall think thereof at whiles by night, And wonder if all life is worth such woe--But now unto the quarry let us...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933796
  • 9781236933799