Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius, Volume 12

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1876 - 180 pages
 

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Page 90 - What time would spare from steel receives its date, And monuments, like men, submit to fate : Steel could the labour of the gods destroy, And strike to dust...
Page 90 - And strike to dust the imperial towers of Troy; Steel could the works of mortal pride confound, And hew triumphal arches to the ground. What wonder then, fair nymph ! thy hairs should feel The conquering force of unresisted steel?
Page 70 - And soon, to be completely blest, Soon may a young Torquatus rise ; Who, hanging on his mother's breast, To his known sire shall turn his eyes, Outstretch his infant arms awhile, Half ope his little lips, and smile.
Page 21 - LOVES and Graces mourn with me, Mourn, fair youths, where'er ye be! Dead my Lesbia's sparrow is, Sparrow, that was all her bliss, Than her very eyes more dear; For he made her dainty cheer, Knew her well, as any maid Knows her mother, never strayed From her bosom, but would go Hopping round her to and fro, And to her, and her alone, Chirrup'd with such pretty tone. Now he treads that gloomy track, Whence none ever may come back. Out upon you, and your power, Which all fairest things devour, Orcus'...

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