The Works of William Cowper Volume 8

The Works of William Cowper Volume 8

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...Sleep, in that moment, suddenly my eyes Forsaking, to the shore I bent my way. 430 But ere the station of our bark I reach'd, The savoury steam greeted me. At the scent I wept aloud, and to the Gods exclaim'd. Oh Jupiter, and all ye Powers above! With cruel sleep and fatal ye have lull'd 435 My cares to rest, such horrible offence Meantime my rash companions have devised. Then, flew long-stoled Lampet.ia to the Sun At once with tidings of his slaughter'd beeves. And he, incensed, the Immortals thus address'd. 440 Jove, and ye everlasting Powers divine! Avenge me instant on the crew profane Of Laertiades; Ulysses' friends Have dared to slay my beeves, which I with joy Beheld, both when I climb'd the starry heavens, 445 And when to earth I sloped my "westring wheels," But if they yield me not amercement due And honourable for my loss, to Hell I will descend, and give the ghosts my beams. Then thus the cloud-assembler God replied. 450 Sun! shine thou still on the Immortal powers, And on the teeming earth, frail man's abode. My candent bolts can in a moment reach And split their flying bark in the mid-sea. These things Calypso told me, taught herself, 455 By herald Hermes, as she oft affirm'd. But when, descending to the shore, I reach'd At length my bark, with aspect stern and tone I reprimanded them, yet no redress Could frame or remedy--the beeves were dead. 460 Soon follow'd signs portentous sent from heaven. The skins all crept, and on the spits the flesh Both roast and raw bellow'd, as with the voice Of living beeves. Thus my devoted friends Driving the fattest oxen of the Sun, 4G5 Feasted six days entire; but when the seventh By mandate of Saturnian Jove appeared, The storm then ceased to rage, and we, again Embarking, launch'd our...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565835
  • 9781236565839