Poems, Viz. I. Grongar Hill. II. the Ruins of Rome. III. the Fleece

Poems, Viz. I. Grongar Hill. II. the Ruins of Rome. III. the Fleece

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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. 1761 edition. Excerpt: ...over ocean wave, Led by the golden stars, as Chiron's art Had mark'd the sphere celestial. Wide abroad Expands the purple deep: the cloudy isles, Scyros and Scopelos, and Icos, rise, And Halonesos: soon huge Lemnos heaves Her azure head above the level brine, Shakes off her mists, and brightens all her cliffs: While they, her flatt'ring creeks and op'ning bow'rs Cautious approaching, in Myrina's port Cast out the cabled stone upon the strand. Next to the Mysian shore they shape their course, But with toe eager haste: in the white foam His oar Alcides breaks; howe'er, not long The The chance detains; he springs upon the shore, And, rifting from the roots a tap'ring pine, Renews his stroke. Between the threat'ning tow'rs Of Hellespont they ply the rugged surge, To Hero's and Leander's ardent love Fatal: then smooth Propontis' wid'ning wave, That like a glassy lake expands, with hills, Hills above hills, and gloomy woods, begirt. And now the Thracian Bosporus they dare, Till the Symplegades, tremendous rocks, Threaten approach; but they, unterrify'd, Thro'the sharp-pointed cliffs and thund'ring floods Cleave their bold passage: nathless by the craggs And torrents sorely shatter'd: as the strong Eagle qr vulture, in th' intangling net Involv'd, breaks thro', yet leaves his plumes behind. Thus, thro' the wide waves, their slow way they force To Thynia's hospitable isle. The brave Pass many perils, and to fame by such Experience rise. Refresh'd, again they speed From cape to cape, and view unnumber'd streams, Halys, with hoary Lycus, and the mouths Of Asparus and Glaucus, rolling swift To the broad deep their tributary waves; Till in the long-fought harbour they arrive Of golden Phasis. Foremost on the strand Jason advanc'd: the deep capacious bay, The...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625978
  • 9781236625977