Ovid's Metamorphoses in Fifteen Books Volume 2

Ovid's Metamorphoses in Fifteen Books Volume 2

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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. 1717 edition. Excerpt: ...with a Whirl, he fends, His Strength and Skill the sighing Maid commends; Or, when he strains to draw the circling Bow, And his fine Limbs a manly Posture show, Compar'd with Ph bus, he performs so well, Let her be Judge, and Minos shall excell. But when the Helm, put off, difplay'd to Sight, And set his Features in an open Light; When, vaulting to his Seat, his Steed he prest, Caparison'd in Gold, and richly drest; Himself in Scarlet sumptuously array'd, New Passions rife, and fire the frantick Maid. 0 happy Spear! she cries, that feels his Touch; Nay, ev n the Reins he holds are blest too much. Oh! were it lawful, she cou'd wing her Way Thro' the stern hostile Troops without Dismay; Or throw her Body to the distant Ground, And in the Cretans happy Camp be found Wou'd Minos but desire it! she'd expose Her native Country to her Country's Foes; Unbar the Gates, the Town with Flames infest, Or any thing that Minos fllou'd request. And, as she sate, and pleas cl her longing Sight, Viewing the Kings Pavilion veil'd with White, Shou'd Joy, or Grief, (he said, possess my Breast, To fee my Country by a War opprest I'm in Suspense: For, tho' 'tis Grief to know 1 love a Man that is declar'd my Foe; Yet, in my own Despite, I must approve That lucky War, which brought the Man I love. Yet, were I tender'd as a Pledge of Peace, The Cruelties of War might quickly cease. Oh! with what Joy Id wear the Chains he gave! A patient Hostage, and a willing Slave. Thou lovely Object: ! if the Nymph that bare Thy charming Person, were but half so fair; Well might a God her Virgin Bloom desire And with a Rape indulge his amorous Fire Oh! had I Wings to glide along the Air, To his dear Tent Id fly, and settle therg: 256 O V I D's Met Amorphous. Book VIII. There tell my..show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599276
  • 9781236599278