Thealma and Clearchus, a pastoral romance [in verse].

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byJohn Chalkhill

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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. 1820 Excerpt: ... banish'd from their own, and Peace begun To smile upon Arcadia; to shun The future cavils that his subjects might Make to recover their usurped right: He made inquiry what each man possess'd During Lysander's reign, to re-invest Them in their honour'd places, and such lands As tyranny had wrung out of their hands. And minding now to gratify his friends, Like a good prince, he for old Rhotus sends; As he to whom he ow'd his life, and all The honour he had rose to;--at his call Old Rhotus quickly comes, leaving his trade To an old servant whom long custom had Wedded to that vocation; so that he Aim'd at no higher honour than to be A master fisher. Cleon, who of late As you have heard, came from the Lemnian state In search of one whose name he yet kept close, With Rhotus, his kind host, to court he goes, And with him his son Dorus: in the way, As you have heard, Thealma made them stay, And not contented to content their ear With her sweet music, tow'rd her they drew near; And wond'ring at her bravery and her beauty, They thought to greet her with a common duty Would ill become them: humbly on their knee They tender'd their respect, and, prince-like, she Thank'd them with nods: her high thoughts still aspire, And their low lootings lift them a step higher. Old Cleon eyed her with such curious heed, He thought she might be, what she prov'd indeed, Thealma:--her rich gems confirm'd the same, For some he knew, yet durst not ask her name. Caretta viewing Rliotus (loving wench) As if instinct had taught her confidence, Runs from her mistress, contradicts all fears, And asks him blessing, speaking in her tears. 'Lives then Caretta?' said he,--' Yes,' quoth she, 'I am Caretta, if you'll father me.' 'Then heaven hath heard my prayers, or thine rather. It is thy goodne...

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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. 1820 Excerpt: ... banish'd from their own, and Peace begun To smile upon Arcadia; to shun The future cavils that his subjects might Make to recov...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217900232

ISBN - 13:9780217900232

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