The Elegies Of Sextus Propertius, Tr. Into Engl. Verse, With Life Of The Poet And Illustr. Notes By…

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bySextus Propertius

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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. 1875 Excerpt: ... the cup a-brim with purple wine: In no humble strain these themes I'll thunder, Like a peal from deep-mouthed Pindar's breastOnly burst this cruel bond asunder, Lull, O lull my aching head to rest! XVIII. THE DEATH OF MARCELLUS. Clausus ab umbroso qua luditpontus Averno. Where barred from dark Avernus sports the wave, And Baiae's steaming waters warm the soil--Where lies Misenus in his sandy grave, And sounds the road paved with Herculean toil; Here--when earth's cities felt his strong right arm, Loud clashed the cymbals to the Theban god--Fell Baiae now, and fraught with grievous harm! What baleful power has in thy waters trod? Here sank to Stygian streams the flower of men, And in thy lake a spirit now he roams. Say what availed him rank or virtue then, A mother's care and Caesar's home of homes? What--crowded theatres with awnings gay? His work his mother did with labour due? He died ere twenty summers passed away; So many virtues his! his years so few! Go cheer thee, and of glorious triumphs dream; List the thronged theatres' applauding call; Outshine proud Attalus; let jewels gleam In splendid games--the fire will claim them all. Here all--or rich or poor--alike must fare; This path, though loathed, all must tread in time, The triple-headed hound implore in prayer, And the dark raft of Hell's grim boatman climb. Though brass and steel encase the wary wight, Death drags his head from forth his mask of mail; Nor doth fair Nireus' face, Achilles' might, Or Croesus' gold, Pactolus-poured, avail. Such woe swept off the unconscious Greeks of yore, When second love cost great Atrides dear; But O may he who to the fatal shore Bears the blest shades across the dismal mere, Bear to its goal Marcellus' lifeless clay, By that same course the lord of Sicily, Brave...

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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. 1875 Excerpt: ... the cup a-brim with purple wine: In no humble strain these themes I'll thunder, Like a peal from deep-mouthed Pindar's breastOn...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217796109

ISBN - 13:9780217796101

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