« 上一頁繼續 »
Burying in Lucrece” wound his folly's show.
He with the Romans was esteeméd so
But now he throws that shallow habit by,
“Why, Collatine, is woe the cure for woe P
“Courageous Roman, do not steep thy heart
In such relenting dew of lamentations,
But kneel with me, and help to bear thy part,
To rouse our Roman gods with invocations,
That they will suffer these abominations,
(Since Rome herself in them doth stand disgraced,) By our strong arms from forth her fair streets chased.
“Now, by the Capitol that we adore,
By all our country rights in Rome maintained,
And by chaste Lucrece’ soul that late complained Her wrongs to us, and by this bloody knife, We will revenge the death of this true wife.”
This said, he struck his hand upon his breast,
When they had sworn to this adviséd doom,
* Complained was formerly used without a subjoined preposition.
* Allow, approve.
* Plausibly, with expressions of applause ; with acclamation. Plausively, applausively.