Selections from the Best Spanish Poets

Selections from the Best Spanish Poets

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... other havocs yet remain? Yes, for that Heaven, displeased to see such foes, Bids the inclement north winds rise to part The furious combatants, and day to close In stormy night. 'T is order'd, and athwart They throw themselves the miserable barks, Lashing the waves on high with cruel wings. As each this new unequal combat marks For ruin, falls the mast, and over'swings Trembling beneath the assault. The hulls divide, And where the gaping seams the waves invite, They enter, while the dying Spaniards cried, "O! that we were to perish, but in a fight!" In that remorseless conflict, high in air, Then shining forth their glorious forms display'd The mighty champions, who of old to bear The trident and the spear, supreme had made Before the Iberian flag the nations bow. There Lauria, Trovar, and Bazan were seen, And Aviles, their brother heroes now Of Spain to welcome, and in death convene. "Come among us," they cried, "among the brave You emulate. Already you have gain'd Your fair reward. The example that you gave Of valour, Spain in constancy sustain'd Her warriors shows, inciting to prepare For other conflicts they undaunted greet. Look to the city of Alcides! there Gravina, Alava and Escanio meet! Cisneros and a hundred more combine There in firm column, with proud hopes to bless Our native land. Come, fly ye here, and shine In heaven their stars of glory, and success." MANUEL BRETON DE LOS HERREROS. SATIRICAL LETRILLAS. Such is, dear girl, my tenderness, Naught can its equal be! If thou a dowry didst possess The charms to rival of thy face, I would marry thee. Thou wert my bliss, my star, my all! So kind and fair to see; And me thy consort to instal, At once for witness Heaven I call, I would marry thee. Thou more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664705X
  • 9781236647054