The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem, Tom 1

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Lackington, Allen, and Company, 1809

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Strona v - Micah had made, and the priest which he had, and came unto Laish, unto a people that were at quiet and secure : and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with fire. And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man ; and it was in the valley that lieth by Beth-rehob.
Strona cxliii - Not that fair field Of Enna, where Proserpin gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower, by gloomy Dis Was gathered - which cost Ceres all that pain To seek her through the world...
Strona cxii - Here he renewed his studies, and began his poem on the discovery of India. John III. at this time prepared an armament against Africa. Camoens, tired of his inactive, obscure life, went to Ceuta in this expedition, and displayed his valour in several rencounters.
Strona cxliv - More lovely, than Pandora, whom the Gods Endow'd with all their gifts, and O ! too like In sad event, when to the unwiser son Of Japhet brought by Hermes, she ensnared Mankind with her fair looks, to be avenged On him who had stole Jove's authentic fire.
Strona iv - Arise, that we may go up against them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good : and are ye still ? be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land.
Strona cxix - Java, who, according to some writers, saved his master's life in the unhappy shipwreck where he lost his effects, begged in the streets of Lisbon for the only man in Portugal on whom God had bestowed those talents, which have a tendency to erect the spirit of a downward age.
Strona lxiv - Pizzaro, in revenge for the contempt he perceived In the face of Atabalipa, ordered that prince to be tried for his life for having concubines, and being an idolater. Atabalipa was condemned to be burned ; but, on submitting to baptism, he was only hanged.
Strona 78 - So past the night: and now with silvery ray The Star of morning ushers in the day. The shadows fly before the roseate hours, And the chill dew hangs glittering on the flowers. The pruning hook or humble spade to wield, The cheerful labourer hastens to the field; When to the fleet with many a sounding oar The Monarch sails; the natives crowd the shore.
Strona cxx - ... the kingdom of Portugal into the most abject vassalage ever experienced by a conquered nation. While the grandees of Portugal were blind to the ruin which impended over them, Camoens beheld it with a pungency of grief which hastened his end.
Strona 23 - ... air with which, one morning, at dawn of day, when all the East was flushed with red and gold, he stood leaning against the top-mast shrouds, and stretching his bold hand over the sea, exclaimed, " Here comes Aurora : top-mates, see ! " And, in a liquid, long-lingering tone, he recited the lines, " With gentle hand, as seeming oft to pause, The purple curtains of the morn she draws." " Commodore Camoens, White-Jacket. — But bear a hand, there ; we must rig out that stun'-sail boom — the wind...

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