The Poems of Virgil Tr. Into English Prose

The Poems of Virgil Tr. Into English Prose

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: seen to quit her fastened hold on Troy_-while you, a needy suppliant _what nation, what city in Italy will not have had you knocking at its gates I Once more will an alien bride bring on the Teucrians all this woe-_once more a foreign bed. But you, yield not to aflliction, but go forth all the bolder to meet it, so far as your destiny gives you leave. The first glimpse of safety, little as you dream it, shall dawn on you from a Grecian town.' Such are the words with which Cumae's Sibyl from her cell shrills forth awful mysteries and booms again from the cavern, robing her truth in darkness----such the violence with which Apollo shakes the bridle in her frenzied mouth and plies her bosom with his goad. Soon as her frenzy abated and the madness of her lips grew calm, Eneas the hero began: ' N o feature, awful maiden, that suffering can show rises on my sight new or unlooked-for--I have foreseen all and scanned all in fancy already. I have but one prayer to make: since here it is that Fame tells of the gate of the-infernal monarch, and the murky pool of Acheron's overflow, grant me to pass to the sight, to the presence of my loved father--teach the way, and unlock the sacred doors. Him I bore away through flames and a driving tempest of darts on these my shoulders and rescued him from the midst of the foe: he was the companion of my journey, and encountered with inc all the waves of ocean, all the terrors of sea and sky in his own feeble frame, beyond the strength and the day of old age. Nay more---that I would kneel to thee and approach thy dwelling_this was his charge, his oft-repeated prayer. Oh, of thy grace, pity the son and the sire; for thou art all-powerful, nor is it for nought that Hecate has set more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759052
  • 9781236759054