Works of the British Poets; Including Translations from the Greek and Roman Authors

Works of the British Poets; Including Translations from the Greek and Roman Authors

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...temple of the Cyprian queen. Warn'd by this tale, no longer then disdain, O nymph belov'd! to ease a lover's pain: So may the frosts in spring your blossoms spare, And winds their rude autumnal rage forbear.' The story oft Vertumnus urg'd in vain, But then assum'd his heavenly form again. Such looks and lustre the bright youth adorn, As when with rays glad Phoebus paints the morn. The sight so warms the fair admiring maid, Like snow she melts: so soon can youth persuade. Consent, on eager wings, succeeds desire; And both the lovers glow with mutual fire. THE LATIAN LINE CONTINUED. Now Procas yielding to the fates, his son, Mild Numitor, succeeded to the crown; But false Amulius, with a lawless pow'r, At length depos'd his brother Numitor. Then Ilia's valiant issue, with the sword, Her parent re-inthron'd, the rightful lord. Next Romulus to people Rome contrives; The joyous time of Pales' feast arrives; He gives the word to seize the Sabine wives. J The sires eurag'd take arms, by Tatius led, Bold to revenge their violated bed. A fort there was, not yet unknown to fame, Call'd the Tarpeian, its commander's name: This by the false Tarpeia was hetray'd, But death well recompens'd the treacherous maid. The foe on this new-bought success relies, And, silent, march the city to surprise. Saturnia's arts with Sabine arms combine; But Venus countermines the vain design; Intreats the nymphs that o'er the springs preside, Which near the fane of hoary Janus glide, To send their succours: every urn they drain, To stop the Sabines' progress, but in vain. The Naiads now more stratagems essay; And kindling sulphur to each source convey. The floods ferment, hot exhalations rise, Till from the scalding ford the army flies. Soon Romulus appears in shining arms, And...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489500
  • 9781236489500