The Poetical Works of Gavin Douglas, Bishop of Dunkeld Volume 2

The Poetical Works of Gavin Douglas, Bishop of Dunkeld Volume 2

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...confidderat with Dauy; Thow dantit Alexander for all his wassalage; Thow festinit Jacob fourteyn jeir in bondage; Thow techit Hercules go lerne to spyn, Reik Dyoniere his mais and lyon skyn. The damage For luffe Narcissus pereschit at the well;?ouur nate For luff thow stervist maist dowchtie Achill; Theseus, for luf, his fallow socht to hell; The snaw quhite dow oft to the gray maik will. Alace! for luff quhow mony thaim self did spill! Thy fury, luf, moderis taucht, for dispyte, Fyle handis in blud of thar joung childer lyte. O Lord, quhat writis myne autor of thi force, In his Georgikis! quhow thine vndantit mycht Constrenis so sum tyme the stonit hors, 10 That, by the sent of a mere far of sycht, He braidis brayis anon, and takis the flycht;Na bridle may him dant nor bustius dynt, Nothir bray, hie roche, nor braid fiudis stynt. The bustius bullis oft, for the jowng ky, With horn to horn wirkis vther mony ane wound, So rummesing with hiddouis lowand cry The feildis all doith of thar roustis resound; The meik hartis, in belling, oft ar found Mak fers bargane, and rammys togiddir ryn; 20 Baris twyt thar tuskis, and fret vtheris skyn. A petefuu The reuthfull smert and lamentable cace Leanaerand Quhilk thar he writis of Leander jing, cr0, How for thi luiff, Hero, alace, alace! In fervent flamb of hait desyre birnyng, By nychtis tyde, the hevynis lowd thundring, And, all with storme trubillit, the seis flude Bettand on the rolkis, and rowtand as it war wode, Set he him nocht to swym our, weil away!The fyrth betwixt Sestos and Abidane, In Europ and in Asia citeis twa His fadir and modir mycht him nocht call agane;O God, quhat herme! thar was he drint and slane And quhen his lufe saw this mischeif, attanis Out our the wall scho...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766660
  • 9781236766663