Lucan's Pharsalia, Tr. Into Engl. Verse by N. Rowe, Volume 2

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General Books, Mar 6, 2012 - 88 pages
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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. 1722 Excerpt: ... past, iy The Chief runs Southward o'er the Ocean vast. Nor views he, thro' the murky Veil of Night, The Cajiaa Mountains far distihguiih'd Height, N The high-hung Lantern, ot the beamy Light. j Hip'ly at length the feb'ri&g Canvass boffe Full on the farthest Bounds of gypfs Shore, Where near Pelttfiitm parting Nik descends, And in her utmost Eastern Channel ends. fas Ver. 5io. The Casian Mountains fr.' CafiutH, or rather Cafius, was a Promontory in the molt Easterly Part of gypt. A' the Foot of this Mountain, on the Sea-Shore, was Pompty bury'd. Lucm fays, that Ptmpty's Fleet evershot this Promontory, and did not fee the Light that was always kept on the Top of it for the Direction of Sailers. Pelstjium, mention'd j list after this, was in Pcmpey's TiHie a great City. 'Tis now a poor Village, and cali'd, if I am not mistaken, Belfast of hibnis. 'Twas 'Twas now the Time, when equal Jov on high Had hung the golden Ballance of the Sky: But ah! not long such just Proportions last The righteous Season soon was chang'd and pass'd; And Spring's Encroachment, on the short'ning Shade, Was sully to the wintry Nights repaid; 6$ i When to the Chief srom Shore they made Report, That, near high Casium, lay the Pharim Court. This known, he thither turns his ready Sail, The Light yet lasting with the fav'ring Gale. &if; The Fleet arriv'd, the News flies jswrftly round. And their new Guests the troubled Court confound. The Time was sham howe'er the Council met, Vile Ministers, a monstrous Motley, Set. Of these, the Chief in Honour, and the Best, tf Was old Achoreus, the liempbian Priest: In Xfis and Osiris he believ'd, And rev'rend Tales, from Sire to Son receiv'd; Ver. 616. 'Twas now the Time. About the Middle of September. Ver. 641. In Isi...

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