Imaginary Conversations and Poems
"[...]flower, On every nymph, and twenty sate around, Lo! 'twas Diana-from the sultry hour Hither she fled, nor fear'd she sight or sound. Unhappy youth, whom thirst and quiver-reeds Drew to these haunts, whom awe forbade to fly! Three faithful dogs before him rais'd their heads, And watched and wonder'd at that fixed eye. Forth sprang his favourite-with her arrow-hand Too late the goddess hid what hand may hide, Of every nymph and every reed complain'd, And dashed upon the bank the waters wide. On the prone head and sandal'd feet they flew- Lo! slender hoofs and branching horns appear! The last marr'd voice not e'en the favourite knew, But bay'd and fasten'd on the upbraiding deer. Far be, chaste goddess, far from me and mine The stream that tempts thee in the summer noon! Alas, that vengeance dwells with charms divine-- [...].""
- Paperback | 360 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.27mm | 517.09g
- 10 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations