Select Idylls; Or, Pastoral Poems

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...his state Gorged with the spoil of hamlets desolate; And rais'd himself you structure, to record The graceless exploits of a life abhorr'd. MYCON Short-sighted fool! he no memorial needs By whose fell scourge posterity still bleeds; Remember'd wrongs immortalize his shame, And men with curses chronicle his name. Now prostrate lies his tomb, his bones dispers'd, And noxious reptilesin his urn are nurs'd. See, Daphnis! on that warrior's helmed crown A frog now sits and mocks his angry frown; And slowly sliding o'er his harmless blade The snail pursues her travels undismay'd! DAPHNIS. What now survives of all this boaster's might? His high ambitious hopes are quench'd in night.--Nought but the memory of his guilt remains, While vengeful furies plunge his soul in pains. Ah wretch fo'rlorn! 'no friendly prayers ascend To heaven for him who living had no friend---Gods! how 'unbless'd is power upheld by crimes Whose portion is the scorn of future times! Might I by guilt the worlel''s whole 'wea'lth obtain, By Heaven I would renounce th' unhallow'd gain. Far happier in the blameless life I lead, Two goats, my only flock, content to feed, Content, '0f't'hese'/one yearly to resign, A grateful offering to the powers divine. DAPHNIS. Friend, let us hence--to other plains retire--Such foul misdeeds ungentle thoughts inspire. DAIPHNIS AND MYCON With me thou shalt adore the sacred earth Which shrines the memory of. a man of worth, 'Tis where my sire his.modes.t tomb hath rear'd: Alexis! thou meantime our flocks shalt guard. MYCON. Daphnis, lead on-my heart glad homage pays To him, whom all our hinds consent to more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976185
  • 9781236976185