Jerusalem Delivered: An Heroic Poem, Volume 1

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Pub. and sold by Edward Little & Company ; Exeter, [N.H.], 1810

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Page 208 - And temperate vapours bland, which the only sound Of leaves and fuming rills, Aurora's fan Lightly dispersed, and the shrill matin song Of birds on every bough : so much the more His wonder was to find...
Page 4 - Olympian hill I soar, Above the flight of Pegasean wing ! The meaning, not the name, I call ; for thou Nor of the Muses nine, nor on the top Of old Olympus dwell'st ; but heavenly born, Before the hills appear'd or fountain flow'd, Thou with eternal Wisdom didst converse, Wisdom thy sister, and with her didst play In presence of the Almighty Father, pleased With thy celestial song.
Page 4 - Descend from Heav'n Urania, by that name if rightly thou art call'd, whose Voice divine following, above th' Olympian Hill I soare, above the flight of Pegasean wing. The meaning, not the Name I call: for thou nor of the Muses nine, nor on the top of old Olympus dwell'st, but...
Page 76 - When now the sun ascends the ethereal way, And strikes the dusty field with warmer ray; Behold, Jerusalem in prospect lies! Behold, Jerusalem salutes their eyes! At once a thousand tongues repeat the name, And hail Jerusalem with loud acclaim!
Page 77 - Each took the example as their chieftains led, With naked feet the hallowed soil they tread ; Each throws his martial ornaments aside, The crested helmets with their plumy pride ; To humble thoughts their lofty hearts they bend, And down their cheeks the pious tears descend.
Page xl - Rome,f and the old prince of Conca dying about this time, the young count of Palena prevailed upon Tasso, by the mediation of Manso, to accept of an apartment in his palace. Here he applied himself to a correction of his JERUSALEM, or rather to compose a new work entitled JERUSALEM CONQUERED, which he had begun during his first residence at Naples.
Page xxi - n portar l'aure fugaci, Ch'io giunger non dovea pił volto a volto Fra quelle braccia accolto Con nodi cosi stretti e si tenaci! Lasso! e seguii con mal sicure piante, Qual Ascanio o Cammilla, il padre errante.
Page 75 - Now from the golden East the zephyrs borne, Proclaimed with balmy gales the approach of morn; And fair Aurora decked her radiant head With roses cropp'd from Eden's flowery bed; When from the sounding camp was heard afar The noise of troops preparing for the war: To this succeed the trumpet's loud alarms, And rouse, with shriller notes, the host to arms.
Page 54 - Yet seem'd Olindo like a man to moan, Who wept another's sufferings, not his own ; While silent she, and fix'd on heaven her eyes, Already seem'd to claim her kindred skies.
Page xx - Homer's, was •afterwards disputed by several cities that claimed the honour of it : but it seems undeniably proved that he was born at Sorrento. Historians relate incredible things of his early and promising genius : they tell us, that, at six months old, he not only spoke and pronounced his...

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