Works in Verse and Prose Volume 2

Works in Verse and Prose Volume 2

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...blaz'd; No NOTES. Ver. 188. But rend the reins, and bound, &c "Bound" is an improper verb, as applied to "steers;" besides, the simile is not exactly understood. There is nothing about "reins," or " bounding," in the original. What is meant is, that the steers do not draw even. Pope confounded the image of the young bullocks with that of a horse, and he therefore introduces - reins" and "bounding." Atria, congestos satis explicitura clientes. Non impacatis regum ad vigilantia somnis 205 Pila, nec alterna ferri flatione gementes Excubiae, nec cura mero committere gemmas, Atque aurum violare cibis, fed nuda potestas Armavit fratres: pugna est de paupere regno. Dumque uter angustae squallentia jugera Dirces Verteret, aut Tyrii solio non altus ovaret Exulis, ambigitur; periit jus, fasque, bonumque, Et vitae, mortisque pudor. Quo tenditis iras, 21 o Ah miseri? quid si peteretur crimine tanto Limes uterque poli, quern Sol emissus Eoo Cardine, quem porta vergens prospectat Ibera? Quasque procul terras obliquo sidere tangit Avius, aut Borca gelidas, madidive tepentes 215 Igne Noti? quid si Tyriae Phrygiaeve sub unum Convectentur opes? loca dira, arcesque nefandae Suffecere odio, furtisque immanibus emptum est dipodae sedisse loco. Jam forte carebat Dilatus Polynicis honos, quis tum tibi, saeve, 220 Quis suit ille dies? vacua cum solus in aula Respiceres jus omne tuum, cunctosque minores Et nusquam par stare caput? Jam murmura serpunt Plebis No labour'd columns in long order plac'd, No Grecian stone the pompous arches grac'd; No nightly bands in glitt'ring armour wait Before the sleepless Tyrant's guarded gate; 205 No chargers then were wrougshow more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575024
  • 9781236575029