La Secchia Rapita; Or, the Rape of the Bucket, on Heroi-Commical Poem in Twelve Cantos

La Secchia Rapita; Or, the Rape of the Bucket, on Heroi-Commical Poem in Twelve 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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...there: "Now, by thy mistress' life, thy goddess-maid! (12) "Go! and attack that standard, in the air "Flickering and coming on us: be displayed "Thy skill and valour at this onerous time, "Against those wretched caitiffs, filth and slime!" LXVII. Tommasin answers not, but nobly braves, Fired by that speech, the enemy's cohort; With a bold band of uncombed, dirty knaves, (,3) Given up to gambling and to idle sport, Cognomened Triganieri, guttling slaves, Spontaneous foes of the Bacchetoni, in short, A people who forget heaven's bliss, or rod, And make their appetite their only god. LXVIII. With these brave Tommasin to battle went, And, at the first encounter, haply killed Gaspar Lunardi, Raspon's helmet-rent. And great Bianco's throbbing pulses stilled; When by Perinto he was double bent, Struck with the banner-staff, no blood was spilled, For on his valour Fortune smiled, to tell That captured by a thousand swords he fell. LXIX. The captain lost, the followers' zeal subsided, Seeing their disadvantage in the fight; Still, they remained, unbroken, undivided, Returning in good order, not in flight; The flag Perinto to Polent confided, Polenta following like a gallant knight; And having smartly Jotatan upset, he Killed young Barbante, son of Mazzaretti. LXX. But now the Potta, hearing of the fate Of Tommasin, and, infinitely worse, The sovereign of Sardinia's captive state, Santa Nafissa he began to curse; (,4) And mounting on a hillock elevate, Gathered new hope, foreboding the reverse, For he perceived, of order quite bereft, The enemy's standard flying on the left. LXXI. And, resolute to see the battle close, Descended, and his people's wrath inflamed; When a tremendous horned giant rose, And frightened him, more

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