The Eucis, Books I and II.: Rendered Into English Blank Iambic, with New Interpretations and Illustrations

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Taylor and Walton, 1845 - 126 pages
 

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Page 110 - And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand.
Page 76 - Thus Satan, talking to his nearest mate, With head up-lift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood...
Page 111 - Each cast at the other, as when two black clouds With heaven's artillery fraught, come rattling on Over the Caspian, then stand front to front Hovering a space, till winds the signal blow To join their dark encounter in mid air...
Page 56 - ... she thanked him, and told him, if he had a friend who loved her, he had only to teach him how to tell his story, and that would woo her.
Page 56 - twas wondrous pitiful. She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished That heaven had made her such a man. She thanked me And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake. She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.
Page 25 - Assyrian queen ; But far above in spangled sheen Celestial Cupid, her famed son, advanced, Holds his dear Psyche sweet entranced. After her wandering labours long, Till free consent the Gods among Make her his eternal bride, And from her fair unspotted side Two blissful twins are to be born, Youth and Joy : so Jove hath sworn.
Page 76 - Neptune's priest by lot that year, With solemn pomp then sacrificed a steer ; When (dreadful to behold !) from sea we spied Two serpents, ranked abreast, the seas divide, And smoothly sweep along the swelling tide.
Page 123 - This having said, she left me all in tears And minding much to speak; but she was gone, And subtly fled into the weightless air. Thrice raught I with mine arms to accoll her neck : Thrice did my hands vain hold the image escape, Like nimble winds, and like the flying dream.
Page 41 - He saw her charming, but he saw not half The charms her downcast modesty conceal'd.

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