The Works of Virgil, Translated Into English Verse, by John Dryden an Improved Ed., Containing Many New and Important Corrections of the Errors of Former Editions--The Various Readings from Dryden's Revisal and Ammendments--With Volume 2

The Works of Virgil, Translated Into English Verse, by John Dryden an Improved Ed., Containing Many New and Important Corrections of the Errors of Former Editions--The Various Readings from Dryden's Revisal and Ammendments--With Volume 2

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...The friendly chiefs before Jove's altar stand, Both arm'd, ' with each a charger in his hand: A fatted sow for sacrifice is led, With imprecations on the perjur'd head. Near this, the traitor Metius, stretch'd between Four fiery steeds, is dragg'd along the green, By Tullus'.doom: the brambles drink his blood; And his torn limbs are left the vulture's food. ' There, Porsena to Rome proud Tarquin brings, it And would by force restore the banish'd kings. One tyrant for his fellow tyrant fights: The Roman youth assert their native rights. Before the town the Tuscan army lies, To win by famine, or by fraud surprise. voL. I1. Q Their king, half threat'ning, half disdaining, stood, While Cocles broke the bridge, and stemm'd the flood. The captive maids there tempt the raging tide, 'Scap'd from their chains, with Cloelia for their guide. High on a rock heroic Manlius stood, To guard the temple, and the temple's god. Then Rome was poor; and there you might behold The palace, thatch'd with straw, now roof'd with gold. The silver goose, before the shining gate, ' There flew, and, by her cackle, sav'd the state. She told the Gauls.' approach: th' approaching Gauls, Obscure in night, ascend, and seise the walls. The gold dissembled well their yellow hair; And golden chains on their white necks they wear. Gold are their vests: long Alpine spears they wield; And their left arm sustains a length of shield. Hard by, the leaping Salian priests advance: And naked through the streets the mad Luperci dance: In caps of wool; the targets dropt from heav'n. Here modest matrons, in soft litters driv'n, To pay their vows, in solemn pomp...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910893
  • 9781236910899