Ludibria Lunae; An Allegorical Burlesque Volume 285,

Ludibria Lunae; An Allegorical Burlesque Volume 285,

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Flushed every cheek, and leapt each heart. The soft entreaty heard once more, Rose, fairest portress of the gaol, Unbarred in haste the College door, And brought the youth within the pale: So strange a novice ne'er before, To nunnery bound and maiden veil, Was let within a cloistered wall By half so sweet a seneschal. Clioque et Beroe soro.r, Oceanitides ambx, Ambae auro, pictis incinctae pellibus ambae; Atque Ephyre, atque Opis, atque Asia Deiopea, Et tandem positis velox Arethusa sagittis." VIRG.: Georg. iv. 336. LXXIII. But as the Trojan in the Shades Was all beset with Ghosts forlorn;' So pressed the fair and learned maids Round this new traveller to their bourne: Tidings they asked of lace and braids, -How boots were heeled, what skirts were worn. What hair was favourite, blonde or brown, And what the latest match in town. But he shut in by fluttering choirs, Fanned by the soft wind of their dresses, ' With rapt and silent soul admires Star-hosts of eyes and meteor tresses; Gathers their thoughts from their attires, And from their looks their natures guesses; At length before Cornelia brought, His errand the Queen-Blue besought. Blushing his ardour to reveal, The Star, he answered, of her fame Led him, and love of woman's weal, And Amaryllis was his name. ' " Circumstant animae dextra lzevaque frequentes. Nee vidisse semel satis est; juvat usque morari, lit confcrre gradum, et veniendi discere causas." Vuzo.: /15:1. vi. 486. Pleased with this show of maiden zeal, And by the flattery touched, the Dame Makes haste to grant the wished-for boon, -Matriculation for the Moon. At once a beauteous eager crew A gown of softest silk prepare, And hood from Oxford stol'n, the Blue more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918142
  • 9781236918147