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Agramant Algiers amidst arms band battle bear Behold Book breast brought camp cause chance Charles charms chief claim combat course courser dame death deeds dreadful drew equal eyes face fair faith fall fame fear fell field fight force fortune France gave give grace Gradasso hand head hear heard heart Heaven held honour hope host Italy king knew knight land late leave length less light live lord lost maid Mandricardo Marphisa martial means meet mind noble o'er once Orlando Pagan peace plain prince prove rage rest Rinaldo Rodomont Rogero round scarce seat seem'd shield side sight soon speak speed steed stood strife swift sword Tartar tell thee thou thought thousand Till told took train truth turns view'd virgin walls warrior wound wretched youth
第 76 頁 - With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature, and not fill the world at once With men, as angels, without feminine ; Or find some other way to generate Mankind?
第 89 頁 - These fading eyes no more their lord shall see : Then welcome death ! — To sorrow thus a prey, Food she rejects, and groans the night away ; Touch'd with her grief he lifts his eyes to Heaven, Oft sighs, and oft repents his promise given. 100 Now from her lovely neck a cross she drew, Thick set with precious gems of various hue, Which once a pilgrim of Bohemia bore When sick, returning from Judsa's shore ; Her sire the drooping stranger entertain'd, 105 And at his death the hallow'd relic gain'd.
第 119 頁 - For ornament, not use, these arms are worn; This helm, and heavy buckler, I can spare; As only decorations of the war: So Mars is arm'd for glory, not for need. 'Tis somewhat more from Neptune to proceed, Than from a daughter of the sea to spring: Thy sire is mortal; mine is ocean's king. Secure of death, I...
第 240 頁 - Kneller, by Heaven, and not a master, taught, Whose art was nature, and whose pictures thought; Now for two ages, having snatch'd from fate Whate'er was beauteous, or whate'er was great, lies crown'd with Princes honours, Poets...
第 117 頁 - Celeiis ; but this story is unknown to Homer. According to a still later legend, she plunged her son into the Styx, and thereby rendered him invulnerable in every part except the heel by which she held him. Like all noble heroes, Achilles was instructed by Chiron, under whom he acquired such wonderful skill in all feats of strength and agility that he soon surpassed all his contemporaries. In addition to Chiron, Homer names Phoenix, the son of Amyntor, as the instructor of the youthful hero.
第 102 頁 - Hetwcen us both in vain this lass confln'd " 520 Were numerous as his hairs a husband's eyes, A wife's deceit would every watch surprise. A thousand women we before have try'd, Yet found not one our amorous suit deny'd. A second thousand like the first would fall : But this last proof may well suffice for all.
第 260 頁 - What gives me joy, to lying dreams I owe, What gives me pain, from waking truths I know. ,As shadows vain my fleeting bliss removes; But, ah ! my constant woe no shadow proves. Why flies, alas ! from waking eye or ear, 450 What late I seem'd to see, what late to hear? What are ye, wretched eyes ! that clos'd can show Each wish'd-for joy, and open but to woe? Sleep soothes with hope of peace my future life, But when I wake, I wake to pain and strife.
第 169 頁 - To rind spots in the sun. (The height of judgment does not stoop.) God's justice is not diverted from its course. What state of man such rapture can impart As the soft passions of an amorous heart ? What life so blest as his, decreed to prove With pleasing chains the servitude of Love ? — Hoole.