The Rape of Proserpine; In Three Books. with the Story of Sextus and Erichtho, from Lucan's Pharsalia Volume 6

The Rape of Proserpine; In Three Books. with the Story of Sextus and Erichtho, from Lucan's Pharsalia Volume 6

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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. 1716 edition. Excerpt: ...but (he knew not who the RaviJJjer was, the prodigious Fogs which darken'd the Plain at his appearing, having conceaPd him from her fgkt. Ceres vents the Bitterness of her Page against Jupiter, and the Goddesses who were present at the ABion, and threatens them; and then relenting, earnestly intreats them to (hew where her Daugh-ter was conceal'd; But receiving no Answer, she prepares to search after her through every Part; and cutting down two Urge Cypress Trees, kindles them at Mount AEtna, to light her on the way Wrap'd in her flushing Robes she swiftly flies, On gentle Zsphyrs thro the yielding Skies: She cites the Deities beneath the Sea, And watry Nymphs, and rallies their Delay. Then / Then calls the Rivers from their ofizy Caves; Trembling they start, and rife above the Waves, In open Air, th' important Cause to know Of the loud Summons, which they heard below. The shining Palace opes, the Pow'rs appear, .;; And all, in just Degrees, are seated there., First, the Celestials sit; the second Place Vails to the Honours of the watry Race. ftereus and hoary Phorcas; GUucus fa&, Of double Form, th' inferior Rank poffefs'd: And varying Proteus, in one Shape restrain'd; The better Rivers then their Session gain'd: The youthful Train stand humbly by their side, A thousand Streams which roll a modest Tide: Each Nm leans upon her liquid Sire, The staring Fauns the radiant Stars admire. THEN, with an awful Majesty began Th' Almighty Sire: My Providence for Man, Tho late affum'd, has once employ'd my Care Pf Saturn slothful Years the Mischief to repair., Hence, seated in the Throne, we thought it best To rouze the Nations from inglorious Rest, By Cares of necessary Life distress'd: That Corn unlabour'd shou'd no more be found, Nor Hony from more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596951
  • 9781236596956