Lays of Ancient Rome

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890 - 117 Seiten
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Seite 25 - Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods...
Seite 93 - ... despair one fearful refuge left. He little deems that in this hand I clutch what still can save Thy gentle youth from taunts and blows, the portion of the slave ; Yea, and from nameless evil, that passeth taunt and blow — Foul outrage which thou knowest not, which thou shalt never know. Then clasp me round the neck once more, and give me one more kiss ; And now, mine own dear little girl, there is no way but this.
Seite 93 - The time is come. See how he points his eager hand this way ! See how his eyes gloat on thy grief, like a kite's upon the prey ! With all his wit, he little deems, that, spurned, betrayed, bereft, Thy father hath in his despair one fearful refuge left. He little deems that in this hand I clutch what still can save Thy gentle youth from taunts and blows, the portion of the slave ; Yea, and from nameless evil, that passeth taunt and blow — Foul outrage which thou knowest not, which thou shalt never...
Seite 27 - Then none was for a party; Then all were for the state; Then the great man helped the poor, And the poor man loved the great : Then lands were fairly portioned; Then spoils were fairly sold : The Romans were like brothers In the brave days of old.
Seite 92 - Oh how I loved my darling ! Though stern I sometimes be, To thee, thou know'st, I was not so. Who could...
Seite 92 - The house that was the happiest within the Roman walls, The house that envied not the wealth of Capua's marble halls, Now, for the brightness of thy smile, must have eternal gloom, And for the music of thy voice, the silence of the tomb.
Seite 90 - Then leave the poor Plebeian his single tie to life— The sweet, sweet love of daughter, of sister, and of wife, The gentle speech, the balm for all that his vexed soul endures, The kiss, in which he half forgets even such a yoke as yours.
Seite 19 - And now hath every city Sent up her tale of men; The foot are fourscore thousand, The horse are thousands ten. Before the gates of Sutrium Is met the great array. A proud man was Lars...
Seite 88 - Oh for that ancient spirit which curbed the Senate's will! Oh for the tents which in old time whitened the Sacred Hill ! In those brave days our fathers stood firmly side by side ; They faced the Marcian fury ; they tamed the Fabian pride; They drove the fiercest Quinctius an outcast forth from Rome ; They sent the haughtiest Claudius with shivered fasces home.
Seite 94 - And even as Appius Claudius hath dealt by me and mine, Deal you by Appius Claudius and all the Claudian line...

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