Heroides and Amores

Heroides and Amores

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...put out from the harbour; I had embarked with him, but that, as he loosed the cables from the prow, Abydos all was looking down on him. Icould not evade my parents, as before, and the love we wish to keep hid would have come to light. ' 15 Forthwith writing these words, "Go, happy letter! " I said; " soon she will reach forth for thee her beautiful hand. Perchance thou wilt even be touched by her approaching lips as she seeks to break thy bands with her snowy tooth." Speaking such words as these in lowest murmur, the rest I let my right hand say upon the sheet. But ah! how much rather would I have it swim than write, and eagerly bear me through the accustomed waves! It is more fit, I grant, for plying the stroke upon the tranquil deep; yet also apt minister of what I feel. use it. Compare Byron's Bride of Abydos, and Marlowe's H ar0 and Leander. Septima nox agitur, spatium mihi longius anno, 25 sollicitum raucis uVt mare fervet aquis. his ego si vidi mulcentem pectora somnum noctibus, insani sit mora longa freti! rupe sedens aliqua specto tua litora tristis-et, quo non possum corpore, mente feror. 30 lumina quin etiam summa vigilantia turre aut vid_et aut acies nostra videre putat. ter mihi deposita est in sicca vestis harena; ter grave temptavi carpere nudus iter--obstitit inceptis tumidum iuvenalibus aequor, 35 mersit et inversis 1 ora natantis aquis. At tu, de rapidis inmansuetissime ventis, quid mecum certa proelia mente geris? in me, si nescis, Borea, non aequora, saevis! quid faceres, esset ni tibi notus amor? 40 tam gelidus quod sis, num te tamen, inprobe, quondam ignibus Actaeis incaluisse negas? gaudia rapturo siquis tibi claudere vellet aerios aditus, quo paterere modo? parce, precor, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992857
  • 9781236992857