Pharsalia Volume 2

Pharsalia 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. 1720 edition. Excerpt: ...into the fountain of the Sun, and kill'd him. Upon the death of one, thev immediately, with ereai marks of grief, look'd out for another, who wastobe ofthe lame race, and maik'd after the fame manner, especially he was to have a white haif-Moon on the right fide. tenth BooksTM'' "' "" ' " see lat8e in th What large amends their Monarch ought to make, Both for his own, and for his Father's fake. 651 But Fate had plac 'd a subtler speaker there, A tongue more fitted for a Tyrant's ear; Pothinus, deep in arts of mischief read, Who thus, with false persuafion, blindly lead 6j j; The eafie King to doom his Guardian dead. J To strictest Justice many ills belong, And Honesty is often in the wrong: Chiefly when stubborn rules her Zealots push, To favour those whom Fortune means to crush. 660 But thou, oh Royal Ptolomy! be wise, Change with the Gods, and fly whom Fortune flies-NotEarth.from yon' highHeav'ns which we admire, Not from the watry element the fire, Arc fe ver'd by distinctions half so wide, 66 5 Asint'rest and integrity divide. The mighty pow'r of Kings no more prevails, When Justice comes with her deciding scales. Freedom for all things, and a lawless sword, Alone support an arbitrary Lord. 670 He that is cruel must be bold in ills And find his safety from the blood he spills. For Piety, and Virtue's starving rules, To mean retirements let 'em lead their fools: There may they still ingloriously be good; 67.5 None can be safe in Courts, who blush at blood. Nor V. 657-Many ilh. Many inconveiuenclesand ill consequences, astg-whausgMds the success of things in tljis wwW. Nor let this Fugitive despise thy years, Or think a name, like his, can cause thy fears: Exert thy self, and let him feel thy pow'r, And know, that we...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652959
  • 9781236652959