The Poetical Works, Collected by Himself Volume 5

The Poetical Works, Collected by Himself Volume 5

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...That none pollute the earth! An aged Priest Came forth and answered, There is none but I, The father of the dead. ' To death with him! Exclainfd Tezozomoc; to death with him; And purify the nation!.. But the King Permitted not that crime... Chief of the Priests, If he be guilty, let the guilty bleed, Said he; but never, while I live and reign, The innocent shall suffer. Hear him speak! Hear me! the old man replied. That fatal day I never saw my child. At morn she left The city, seeking flowers to dress the shrine Of Coatlantona; and that at eve I stood among the Pabas in the gate, Blessing our soldiers, as they issued out, Let them who saw bear witness... Two came forth, And testified Aculhua spake the words Of truth. ' Full well I know, the old man pursued, My daughter loved the Strangers, .. that her heart Was not with Aztlan; but not I the cause! Ye all remember how the Maid was given, .. She being, in truth, of all our Maids the flower, .. In spousals to Lincoya, him who fled From sacrifice. It was a misery For me to see my only child condemn d In early widowhood to waste her youth, .. My only and my beautifullest girl! Chief of the Priests, you order d; I obeyed. Not mine the fault, if when Lincoya fled, And fought among the enemies, her heart Was with her husband. He is innocent! He shall not die! Yuhidthiton exclaim d. Nay, King Yuhidthiton I Aculhua cried, I merit death. My country overthrown, My daughter slain, alike demand on me That justice. When her years of ministry Vow d to the temple had expired, my love, My selfish love, still suffer d her to give Her youth to me, by filial piety In widowhood detain d. That selfish crime Heavily, .. heavily, .. do I expiatel But I am old; and she was all to me....show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629361
  • 9781236629364