Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato TassoJerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered

byTorquato Tasso

Paperback | August 9, 2012

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Excerpt: ...heard his words that stood him nigh,   The rest far off upon him bent their eyes,   But when he ended had the service high,   "You servants of the Lord depart," he cries:   His hands he lifted then up to the sky,   And blessed all those warlike companies;   And they dismissed returned the way they came,   Their order as before, their pomp the same.   XVI   Within their camp arrived, this voyage ended,   Toward his tent the duke himself withdrew,   Upon their guide by heaps the bands attended,   Till his pavilion's stately door they view,   There to the Lord his welfare they commended,   And with him left the worthies of the crew,   Whom at a costly and rich feast he placed,   And with the highest room old Raymond graced.   XVII   Now when the hungry knights sufficed are   With meat, with drink, with spices of the best,   Quoth he, "When next you see the morning star,   To assault the town be ready all and prest:   To-morrow is a day of pains and war,   This of repose, of quiet, peace, and rest;   Go, take your ease this evening, and this night,   And make you strong against to-morrow's fight."   XVIII   They took their leave, and Godfrey's heralds rode   To intimate his will on every side,   And published it through all the lodgings broad,   That gainst the morn each should himself provide;   Meanwhile they might their hearts of cares unload,   And rest their tired limbs that eveningtide;   Thus fared they till night their eyes did close,   Night friend to gentle rest and sweet repose.   XIX   With little sign as yet of springing day   Out peeped, not well appeared the rising morn,   The plough yet tore not up the fertile lay,   Nor to their feed the sheep from folds return,   The birds sate silent on the greenwood spray   Amid the groves unheard was hound and horn,   When trumpets shrill, true signs of hardy fights,   Called up to arms the soldiers, called the...
Title:Jerusalem DeliveredFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153632683

ISBN - 13:9781153632683

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