The Christiad: A Poem in Six Books

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J. Archdeacon, sold by J. Woodyer, 1768 - Christian poetry - 397 pages
 

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Page 1 - Sculpture and her filler-arts revive; Stones leap'd to form, and rocks began to live ; With fweeter notes each rifing Temple rung ; A Raphael painted, and a Vida fung. Immortal Vida: on whofe honour'd brow 705 The Poet's bays and Critic's ivy grow : Cremona now fhall ever boaft thy name, As next in place to Mantua, next in fame...
Page 10 - Protinus acciri diros ad regia fratres limina, concilium horrendum et genus omne suorum imperat. Ecce igitur dedit ingens buccina signum, quo subito intonuit caecis domus alta cavernis, undique opaca, ingens ; antra intonuere profunda atque procul gravido tremefacta est corpore tellus.
Page 2 - ... intactae gravidam descendit in alvum, Mortalesque auras hausit puer, ut genus ultus Humanum eriperet tenebris, et carcere iniquo Morte sua, manesque pios inferret Olympo.
Page 15 - Th' event was certain e'er the Plots were laid) Vary'd my shape, and ev'ry measure press'd, To win admittance to his cautious breast. In vain; each art undaunted he defy'd; Nor on the aid of Arms or Force rely'd; With chosen maxims drawn from books of old, My wiles he baffled, and my rage controul'd.

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