The British Poets: Including Translations ...

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Page 212 - With those which Minio's fields and Pyrgi gave, All bred in arms, unanimous, and brave. Thou, Muse, the name of Cinyras renew, 'And brave Cupavo follow'd but by few; Whose helm confess'd the lineage of the man, And bore, with wings display'd, a silver swan. Love was the fault of his fam'd ancestry, Whose forms and fortunes in his ensigns fly.
Page 184 - But far they had not pass'd, before they spied Three hundred horse, with Volscens for their guide. The queen a legion to king Turnus sent : But the swift horse the slower foot prevent. And now, advancing, sought the leader's tent. They saw the pair ; for, through the doubtful shade.
Page 34 - Let him for succour sue from place to place, Torn from his subjects, and his son's embrace. First let him see his friends in battle slain, And their untimely fate lament in vain: And when at length the cruel war shall cease, On hard conditions may he buy his peace: Nor let him then enjoy supreme command ; But fall, untimely, by some hostile hand, And lie unburied on the barren sand!
Page 106 - No speck is left of their habitual stains, But the pure ether of the soul remains. But, when a thousand rolling years are past, (So long their punishments and penance last,) Whole droves of minds are, by the driving god...
Page 108 - India shall his pow'r obey; He shall extend his propagated sway Beyond the solar year, without the starry way, Where Atlas turns the rolling heav'ns round, And his broad shoulders with their lights are crown'd.
Page 188 - Content, in death, to be revenged so well. O happy friends ! for, if my verse can give Immortal life, your fame shall ever live, Fix'd as the Capitol's foundation lies, And spread, where'er the Roman eagle flies ! The conquering party first divide the prey, Then their slain leader to the camp convey.
Page 154 - O still propitious pow'r, that rules my heart ! A mother kneels a suppliant for her son. By Thetis and Aurora thou wert won To forge impenetrable shields, and grace With fated arms a less illustrious race. Behold, what haughty nations are combin'd Against the relics of the Phrygian kind, With fire and sword my people to destroy, And conquer Venus twice, in conqu'ring Troy.
Page 111 - Let others better mould the running mass Of metals, and inform the breathing brass, And soften into flesh, a marble face ; Plead better at the bar ; describe the skies, And when the stars descend, and when they rise.
Page 179 - Which will our way to great ^Eneas guide. Expect each hour to see him safe again, Loaded with spoils of foes in battle slain. Snatch we the lucky minute while we may ; Nor can we be mistaken in the way ; For, hunting in the vales, we both have seen The rising turrets, and the stream between, And know the winding course, with every ford.
Page 75 - For faith reposed on seas, and on the flatt'ring sky, Thy naked corpse is doom'd on shores unknown to lie.' BOOK VI. ARGUMENT. THE Sibyl foretels yEneas the adventures he should meet with in Italy— She attends him to hell ; describing to him the various scenes of that place, and conducting him to his father Anchises, who instructs him in those .sublime mysteries of the soul of the world, and the transmigration ; and shows him that glorious race of heroes, which was to descend from him and his posterity.

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