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Page 91 - O goddess-born ! escape, by timely flight, The flames and horrors of this fatal night. The foes already have possess'd the wall : Troy nods from high, and totters to her fall. Enough is paid to Priam's royal name, More than enough to duty and to fame. If by a mortal hand my father's throne Could be defended, 'twas by mine alone. Now Troy to thee commends her future state, And gives her gods companions of thy fate : From their assistance, happier walls expect, Which, wand'ring long, at last thou shalt...
Page 20 - Nature cast ; His vigorous and active mind was hurl'd Beyond the flaming limits of this world Into the mighty space, and there did see How things begin, what can, what cannot be : How all must...
Page 84 - The flow'ry meadows, and the feeding folds. There end your toils ; and there your fates provide A quiet kingdom, and a royal bride : There fortune shall the Trojan line restore, And you for lost Creiisa weep no more. . Fear not that I shall watch, with servile shame, Th...
Page 49 - There first the youth of heav'nly birth I view'd, For whom our monthly victims are renew'd. He heard my vows, and graciously decreed My grounds to be restor'd, my former flocks to feed.
Page 118 - Prince ; who, being taken with his merit and addrefs, admitted him to a great familiarity in his more private hours, and afterwards made him no fmall offers of preferment. The Poet had the greatnefs of mind to refufe them all ; and the Prince was generous enough not to be offended at his freedom in doing fo.
Page 110 - At least I can defer the nuptial day, And with protracted wars the peace delay: With blood the dear alliance shall be bought, And both the people near destruction brought; So shall the son-in-law and father join, With ruin, war, and waste of either line.
Page 53 - Euphrates' banks the spoils of war ; With conquering arts asserts his country's cause, With arts of peace the willing people draws ; On the glad earth the golden age renews, And his great father's path to...
Page 238 - Resistless in its course delights to rove, And cleaves the temples of its master Jove: Alike where'er it passes or returns, With equal rage the fell destroyer burns; Then with a whirl, full in its strength, retires, And recollects the Force of all its scattered fires.
Page 98 - Just in the gate, and in the jaws of hell, Revengeful Cares and sullen Sorrows dwell, And pale Diseases, and repining Age, Want, Fear, and Famine's unresisted rage; Here Toils, and Death, and Death's half-brother, Sleep (Forms terrible to view), their sentry keep; With anxious Pleasures of a guilty mind, Deep Frauds before, and open Force behind ; The Furies' iron beds; and Strife, that shakes Her hissing tresses, and unfolds her snakes.