The Dragon Knight; A Poem in 12 Cantos

The Dragon Knight; A Poem in 12 Cantos

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...To whom celestial homage should be paid, " ' Nor from the world, where haply thou hast prov'd " ' Fate's harsh inflictions, art thou yet removM. " ' Be of good cheer--This is the Carian shore, " ' Where prompt assistance shall thy strength restore: " ' Miletus yonder shews its ramparts high; " ' Daughter of him who wears its crown am I--' " But wherefore thus each gracious phrase repeat, " Which made her conquest of my heart complete? " From that blest moment I her slave became, " And nourish'd in my breast a sacred flame; " I bVd but in her presence; ev'ry thought " From her its hue by inspiration caught: " Whate'er of virtue lurk'd within my mind " Became from her example more refin'd, " Whate'er of ill had there admission gain'd " Her purity or banish'd or restrain'd; " From her my ev'ry thought and action sprung, " Her eyes my guide, my oracle her tongue; M The silent vassal of her charms I bow'd, " Exulting in my fate, and of her fetters proud. " Judge then, oh king! if my subjected heart " Could 'gainst her sister act a traitor's part, " If he, who liv'd but in Zapheria's sight, " Could so ungratefully her smiles requite. " No--When appearance most my treason prov'd, " Then most Zapheria and thyself I lov'd, " And when opposing thee my sword I drew, " Then to thy service was my soul most true. " When at Miletus by thy favour blest, " No cares but those of love annoy'd my breast. " Haply till now by his soft bonds enchain'd " Had I in willing vassalage remain'd, " If the sad tidings which from Mysia came " Had not arous'd at once my grief and shame. " That hapless country...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587995
  • 9781236587992