Lucan's Pharsalia Volume 1

Lucan's Pharsalia Volume 1

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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. 1722 edition. Excerpt: ...we lay, 68f Nor wou'd be Pompey's Friends, nor C&sar's Prey. Vanquish'd, where-e'er his Fortune has been try'd, And driv'n, with Scorn, from all the World beside, By By Cesar chas'd, and left by. his Allies, To us a baffl'd Vagabond he flies.-' 9$ The poor remaining Senate loath his Sight, And ruin'd Monarchs curse his fatal Flight: While thousand Fantomes from th' unbury'd Slain, Who feed the Vultures of Emathia's Plain, Disastrous still pursue.him in the Rear, 69$, And urge his Soul with Horror and Despair. To us for Refuge now he seeks to run, And wou'd once more with AEgypt be undone. Rouse then, oh! Ptolemy, repress the Wrong; He thinks we have enjoy'd our Peace too long: 700 And therefore kindly comes, that we may share The Crimes of Slaughter, and the Woes of War. His Friendship shewn to thee Suspicions draws, And makes us seem too guilty of his Cause: Thy Crown bestow'd, the Victor may impute; 70j' The Senate gave it, but at Pompey's Suir. Nor, Pompey! thou thy self shalt think it hard. If fiomthy Aid, by Fate, we arc debarred. We follow where the Gods, constraining lead; We strike at thine, but wish 'twere Ctfar's. Head. 710 Our Weakness this, this Fate's Compulsion call; We only yield to him who conquers all. Ver. 699. Repress the Wrong. The Destruction and Ruin that Pompey would involve us in. Then. Then doubt not if thy blood we meen ta spill; Pow'r awes us; if we can, we must, and will. What Hopes thy fond mistaking Soul betray'd, 71? To put thy Trust in AEgypt's feeble Aid? Our slothful Nation, long disus'd to Toil, With Pain suffice to till rheir slimy Soil, Our idle Force due Modesty shou'd teach, Nor dare to aim beyond its humble Reach. '7i Shall we resist where 'Rome was forcM to yield, And make us Parties more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576519
  • 9781236576514