The Poetical Works of Joseph Addison

The Poetical Works of Joseph Addison

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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. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ... his name records his infamy. The Story O/aglaueos, transformed into a Statue. This done, the god flew up on high, and pafs'd O'er lofty Athens, by Minerva grace'd, And wide Munichia, whilst his eyes furvey All the vast region that beneath him lay. 'Twas now the seast when each Athenian maid Her yearly homage to Minerva paid; In canisters, with garlands cover'd o'er, High on their heads their mystic gifts they bore: And now, returning in a folemn train, The troop of Ihining virgins sill'd the plain. The god well-pleas'd beheld the pompous show, And faw the bright procession pafs below; Then veer'd about, and took a wheeling flight, And hover'd o'er them: as the fpreading kite, That fmells the slaughter'd victim from on high, -Flies at a distance, if the priests are nigh, And fails around, and keeps it in her eye; So kept the god the virgin choir in view, And in flow winding circles round them flew. As Lucifer excels the meanest star, Or, as the full-orb'-d Ph be Lucifer; So much did Herse all the rest outvy, And gave a grace to the folemnity. Hermes was fir'd, as in the clouds he hung: So the cold bullet, that with fury flung From Balearic engines mounts on high, Glows in the whirl, and burns along the sky. At length he pitch'd upon the ground, and show'd The form divine, the features of a god. He knew their virtue o'er a female heart, And yet he strives to better them by art. He hangs his mantle loofe, and fets to show The golden edging on the feam below; Adjusts his flowing curls, and in his hand Waves, with an air, the fleep-procuring wand; The glittering fandals to his feet applies, And to each heel the well-trim'd pinion ties. His ornaments with nicest art difplay'd, He feeks th'apartment of the royal maid. The roof was all with polish'd...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543602
  • 9781236543608