The Poetical Works Of Sir William Alexander (volume 1); Now First Collected And Edited by William Alexander Stirling

The Poetical Works Of Sir William Alexander (volume 1); Now First Collected And Edited

byWilliam Alexander Stirling

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Now in the meane time there arrived at Sardis a youth named Adrastus, sonne to the king of Phrygia, one no lesse infortunate then valorous, he having lost his mistresse by a great disaster, and having kill'd his brother by a farre greater, came to Crocsus, by whom he was courteously entertained, and by the instancy of the king, and the instigation of others against his own will, who fear'd the frowardnesse of his infectious fortune, he got the custodie of Atis (so was the prince called) whom in time of the sport, thinking to kill the bore, by a monstrous mishap he killed. After which disastrous accident standing above the dead corps, after the inquiry of the truth, being pardoned by Creesus, he punished himselfe by a violent death. There after, Crccsus sorrowing exceedingly this exceeding misfortune, he was comforted by Sandanis, who laboured to disswade him from his unnecessary journey against the Persians, yet he reposing on superstitious, and wrong interpreting responses of deceiving oracles, went against Cyrus, who having defeated his forces in the field, and taken himselfe in the citie, tyed him to a stake to be burned, where by the exclayming divers times on the name of Solon, moving the conquerour to compassion, he was set at libertie, and lamenting the death of his sonne, and the losse of his kingdome, gives a ground for this present Tragedie. THE PERSONS NAMES WHO SPEAKE. Crojsus King of Lydia. Atis his sonne. C^lia wife to Atis. Adrastus. Sandanis a Counsellour. Solon. ^esope. Cyrus King of Persia. Harpagus Lievetenant to Cyrus. Chorus of somecounlry-men. Chorus of all the Lydians. The Scene In Sardis. THE TRAGEDY OF CRCESUS. ACT I. Solon. Loe, how the stormy world doth worldlings tosse, 'Twixt sandy pleasures, and a rocky will, Whil'st them that court...

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Title:The Poetical Works Of Sir William Alexander (volume 1); Now First Collected And EditedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217306535

ISBN - 13:9780217306539

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