Bellerophon at Argos. Ring Given to Venus

Bellerophon at Argos. Ring Given to 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: ...there overwhelmed by sudden lack Of what he leaned on--with his life left bare Of a great pleasure that was growing there. A storm of rage swept through his heart, to think That he of such a cup as this must drink; For if he doubted aught, this was his doubt, That all the tale was not told fully out---That for Bellerophon the Queen's great scorn And loathing was a thing but newly born--That bitter hate was but a lover's hate, Which even yet beneath the hand of fate Might turn to hottest love. He groaned thereat, And staggering back, upon the bed he sat; His bright sword from his hand had fallen down When that last dreadful word at him was thrown, And now, with head sunk 'twixt his hands, he sought Some outlet from the weary girth of thought That hemmed him in. " And must I slay him then, Him whom Iloved above all earthly men? Behold, if now I slept here, and next morn, Ere the day's memory should be fully born From out of sleep, men came and said to me, ' Sire, the Corinthian draweth nigh to thee, ' My first thought would be joy that he had come. And yet I am a King, nor shall my home Become a brothel before all men's eyes. He who drinks deadly poison surely dies, And he hath drunk, and must abide the end. Yet hath the image of him been my friend--What shall I do? Not lightly can I bear The voice of men about these things to hear; ' He trusted him, he thought himself right wise To look into men's souls through lips and eyes----Behold the end!--' Yea, and most certainly I will not bear once more his face to see; Nor in the land where he was purified Shall grass or marble by his blood be dyed, Since he must go--green grew a bough of spring Amidst the barren death of many a...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975987
  • 9781236975980