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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ...this, their artful hands a shield prepare, Alone sufficient to sustain the war. Sev'n orbs within a spacious round they close. One stirs the fire, and one the bellows blows. 590 The hissing steel is in the smithy drown'd; The grot with beaten anvils groans around. By turns, their arms advance in equal time; By turns, their hands descend, and hammers chime. They turn the glowing mass with crooked tongs: The fiery work proceeds with rustic songs. 596 While, at the Lemnian god's command, they urge Their labours thus, and ply th' jEolian forge, The cheerful morn salutes Evander's eyes, And songs of chirping birds invite to rise. 600 He leaves his lowly bed: his buskins meet Above his ancles; sandals sheath his feet He sets his trusty sword upon his side, And o'er his shoulder throws a panther's hide. Two menial dogs before their master press'd. 605 Thus clad, and guarded thus, he seeks his kingly guest. Mindful of promised aid, he mends his pace, But meets jEneas in the middle space. Young Pallas did his father's steps attend; And true Achates waited on his friend. 610 They join their hands: a secret seat they choose; Th' Arcadian first their former talk renews: " Undaunted prince! I never can believe The Trojan empire lost, while you.survive. Command th' assistance of a faithful friend: 615 But feeble are the succours I can send. P2 Our narrow kingdom here the Tiber bounds: The other side the Latian state surrounds, Insults our walls, and wastes our fruitful grounds. But mighty nations I prepare to join 620 Their arms with yours, and aid your just design. You come, as by your better genius sent; And fortune seems to favour your intent. Not far from hence there stands a hilly town, Of ancient building, and of high renown, 625 Torn from the Tuscans by the L...
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