The Lusiad: Or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. Translated from the Original Portuguese of Luis de Camoëns. By William Julius Mickle. In Two Volumes. ...

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T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, 1798 - Explorers, Portuguese

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Page cclxxxvii - O could I flow like thee! and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho
Page cccviii - 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.
Page cclxxix - ... that when men are young, and have little else to do, they might vent the overflowings of their fancy that way; but when they were thought fit for more serious employments, if they still persisted in that course, it would look as if they minded not the way to any better.
Page cccviii - And heavenly quires the hymenaean sung, What day the genial Angel to our sire Brought her in naked beauty more adorn'd, More lovely, than Pandora, whom the Gods Endow'd with all their gifts, and O ! too like...
Page cclxxix - From hence, and not till now, will be the right season of forming them to be able writers and composers in every excellent matter, when they shall be thus fraught with an universal insight into things.
Page cclxvii - Darreto, appointed governor of the fort at Sofala, by high promifes, allured the poet to attend him thither. The governor of a diftant fort, in a barbarous country, fhares, in fome meafure, the fate of an exile.
Page cclxxix - ... to as great a trial of our patience as any other that they preach to us.
Page 132 - Each echo sighed thy princely lover's name. Nor less could absence from thy prince remove The dear remembrance of his distant love : Thy looks, thy smiles, before him ever glow, And o'er his melting heart endearing flow : By night his slumbers bring...
Page cclxx - ... 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. In one of his letters he has these remarkable words, " Em fim accaberey a vida, e verram todos quefuy afeifoada a minho patria,
Page cccxxxvii - João por graça de Deos Rey de Portugal, e dos Algarves daquem e dalem mar em Africa Senhor de Guiné, e da Conquista, navegação, Comercio da Ethiopia, Arabia Percia e da india ò°.

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