Miscellaneous Writings Of John Conington Volume 2; The Poems Of Virgil Tr. Into English Prose The…

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byJohn Conington

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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. 1872 Excerpt: ... Everywhere my sense is scared by the horror, scared by the very stillness. Next I betake me home, in the hope, the faint hope that she may have turned her steps thither. The Danaans had broken in and were lodged in every chamber. All is over--the greedy flame is wafted by the wind to the roof, the fire towers triumphant--the glow streams madly heavenwards. I pass on, and look again at Priam's palace and the citadel. There already in the empty cloisters, yes, in Juno's' sanctuary, chosen guards, Phoenix and Ulysses the terrible, were watching the spoil. Here are gathered the treasures of Troy torn from blazing shrines, tables of gods, bowls of solid gold and captive vestments in one great heap. Boys and mothers stand trembling all about in long array. 'Nay, I was emboldened even to fling random cries through the darkness. I filled the streets with shouts, and in my agony called again and again on my Creusa with unavailing iteration. As I was thus making my search and raving unceasingly the whole city through, the hapless shade, the spectre of my own Creusa appeared in my presence--a likeness larger than the life. I was aghast, my hair stood erect, my tongue clove to my mouth, while she began to address me thus, and relieve my trouble with words like these: "Whence this strange pleasure in indulging frantic grief, my darling husband? it is not without Heaven's will that these things are happening: that you should carry your Creusa with you on your journey is forbidden by fate, forbidden by the mighty ruler of Heaven above. You have long years of exile, a vast expanse of ocean to traverse--and then you will arrive at the land of Hesperia, where Tiber, Lydia's river, rolls his gentle volumes through rich and cultured plains. There you have a smiling future, a ...

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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. 1872 Excerpt: ... Everywhere my sense is scared by the horror, scared by the very stillness. Next I betake me home, in the hope, the faint hope t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021723948X

ISBN - 13:9780217239486

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