Godrey of Bulloigne; Or the Recovery of Jerusalem Done Into English Heroical Verse from the Italian of Tasso

Godrey of Bulloigne; Or the Recovery of Jerusalem Done Into English Heroical Verse from the Italian of Tasso

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...might Their weapons whetted and their wrath increas'd. Come, let us go (quoth he) where yonder knight Upon our soldiers makes his bloody feast; Let not their slaughter once your hearts affright, Where danger most appears there fear it least; For honor dwells in hard attempts, my sons, And greatest praise in greatest peril wons.--XXIX. Her tender brood the forest's savage queen (Ere on their crests their rugged manes appear, Before their mouths by nature armed been, Or paws have strength a seely lamb to tear) So leadeth forth to prey, and makes them keen, And learns by her ensample naught to fear The hunter in those desert woods that takes The lesser beasts, whereon his feast he makes. XXX. The noble father and his hardy crew Fierce Soliman on every side invade; At once all six upon the Soldan flew With lances sharp, and strong encounters made: I His broken spear the eldest boy down threw: And boldly (over boldly) drew his blade, Wherewith he strove, but strove therewith in vain, The Pagan's steed, unmarked, to have slain. But as a mountain or a cape of land, Assail'd with storms and seas on every side, Doth unremoved, steadfast, still withstand Storm, thunder, lightning, tempest, wind, and tide; The Soldan so withstood Latinus' band, And unremov'd did all their jousts abide, And of that hapless youth, who hurt his steed, Down to the chin he cleft in twain the head.! Kind Aramante, who saw his brother slain, To hold him up stretch'd forth his friendly arm; 'O foolish kindness, and O pity vain, To add our proper loss to others' harm! The Prince let fall his sword, and cut in twain (About his brother twin'd) the child's weak arm: Down from their saddles both together slide, j Togethermourn'd they, and together died. i XXXIII. That done, Sabino's...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529073
  • 9781236529077