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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 117 (search)
bs 'Of Magnus, and avenge him with the blood 'Of that unmanly tyrant. Shall I spare Great Alexander's fort, nor sack the shrine And plunge his body in the tideless marsh? Nor drag Amasis from the Pyramids, 'And all their ancient kings, to swim the Nile? 'Torn from his tomb, that god of all mankind 'Isis, unburied, shall avenge thy shade; And veiled Osiris shall I hurl abroad 'And sacred Apis;See Book VIII., line 545. and with these their gods 'I'll light a furnace that shall burn the head 'They held in insult. Thus their land shall pay 'Atonement to the shade of Magnus dead. No husbandman shall live to till the fields Nor reap the benefit of brimming Nile. 'Thou only, Father, gods and men alike 'Fallen and perished, shalt possess the land.' Such were the words he spake; and soon the fleet Had dared the angry deep: but Cato's voice While praising, calmed the youthful chieftain's rage. Meanwhile, when Magnus' fate was known, the air Sounded with lamentations which the shore Re-echoed; n
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 410 (search)
One-third of all the world,Compare Herodotus, ii., 16: 'For they all say that the earth is divided into three parts, Europe, Asia and Libya.' See Bunbury's 'Ancient Geography,' i., 145, 146. I read par in this passage, preferring it to pars with Francken. if fame we trust, Is Libya; yet by winds and sky she proves Equal to Europe; for the shores of Nile No more than Scythian Tanais are remote From furthest Gades, where with bending coast, Yielding a place to Ocean, Europe parts From Afric shores. Yet falls the larger world To Asia only. From the former two Issues the Western wind; but Asia's right Touches the Southern limits and her left The Northern tempest's home, and of the East She's mistress to the rising of the Sun. All that is fertile of the Afric lands Lies to the west, but even here abound No wells of water: though the Northern wind, Infrequent, leaving us with skies serene, Falls there in showers. Not gold nor wealth of brass It yields the seeker; pure and unalloyed Down to
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 619 (search)
arming ne'er she showed. - Cary. See also Milton's 'Paradise Lost,' Book X., 520-530. All my being, Like him whom the Numidian Seps did thaw Into a dew with poison, is dissolved, Sinking through its foundations. Shelley, ' Prometheus Unbound,' Act iii., Scene i. Took life, an asp was reared of turgid neck And sleep compelling: thick the poison drop That was his making, in no fang of snake More closely pressed. Greedy of warmth it seeks No frozen world itself, nor haunts the sands Beyond the Nile; yet has our thirst of gain No shame nor limit, and this Libyan death, This fatal pest we purchase for our own. Haemorrhois huge spreads out his scaly coils, Who suffers not his hapless victims' blood To stay within their veins. Chersydros sprang To life, to dwell within the doubtful marsh Where land nor sea prevails. A cloud of spray Marked fell Chelyder's track: and Cenchris rose Straight gliding to his prey, his belly tinged With various spots unnumbered, more than those Which paint the Th
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 734 (search)
uices that were spread Around his vitals; in his arid jaws Set flame upon his tongue: his wearied limbs No sweat bedewed; dried up, the fount of tears Fled from his eyelids. Tortured by the fire Nor Cato's sternness, nor of his sacred charge The honour could withhold him; but he dared To dash his standard down, and through the plains Raging, to seek for water that might slake The fatal venom thirsting at his heart. Plunge him in Tanais, in Rhone and Po, Pour on his burning tongue the flood of Nile, Yet were the fire unquenched. So fell the fang Of Dipsas in the torrid Libyan lands; In other climes less fatal. Next he seeks Amid the sands, all barren to the depths, For moisture: then returning to the shoals Laps them with greed-in vain-the briny draught Scarce quenched the thirst it made. Nor knowing yet The poison in his frame, he steels himself To rip his swollen veins and drink the gore. Cato bids lift the standard, lest his troops May find in thirst a pardon for the deed. But on Sab
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 938 (search)
t as yet Thou dost not know, safe by thy kinsman slain; This gift receive from the Pellaean king, Sole trophy absent from the Thracian field, 'To crown thy toils on land and on the deep. Here in thine absence have we placed for thee 'An end upon the war. Here Magnus came To mend his fallen fortunes; on our swords 'Here met his death. With such a pledge of faith Here have we bought thee, Caesar; with his blood Seal we this treaty. Take the Pharian realm Sought by no bloodshed, take the rule of Nile, Take all that thou wouldst give for Magnus' life: And hold him vassal worthy of thy camp 'To whom the fates against thy son-in-law 'Such power entrusted; nor hold thou the deed 'Lightly accomplished by the swordsman's stroke, And so the merit. Guest ancestral he Who was its victim; who, his sire expelled, ' Gave back to him the sceptre. For a deed ' So great, thou'lt find a name-or ask the world. ' If 'twas a crime, thou must confess the debt 'To us the greater, for that from thy hand ' We t
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 1 (search)
or Hammon's pathless shoals; Far to the west, where downward slopes the world He would have led his armies, and the poles Had compassed, and had drunk the fount of Nile: But came his latest day; such end alone Could nature place upon the madman king, Who jealous in death as when he won the world His empire with him took, nor left he sun, we yield To him who kept the Arsacids in awe; And puny Pella held as province sure The Parthia fatal to our Roman arms. Now from the stream Pelusian of the Nile, Was come the boyish king, taming the rage Of his effeminate people: pledge of peace; And Caesar safely trod Pellean halls; When Cleopatra bribed her guard to breastore to me the sceptre: then a Queen ' Falls at thy feet embracing. To our race ' Bright star of justice thou Nor first shall I ' As woman rule the cities of the Nile; ' For, neither sex preferring, Pharos bows 'To queenly governance. Of my parted sire ' Read the last words, by which 'tis mine to share ' With equal rights the ki
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 107 (search)
hrone content Nor with her brother spouse; laden she lay On neck and hair with all the Red Sea spoils, And faint beneath the weight of gems and gold. Her snowy breast shone through Sidonian lawn Which woven close by shuttles of the East The art of Nile had loosened. Ivory feet Bore citron tables brought from woods that waveBook IX., 507. On Atlas, such as Caesar never saw When Juba was his captive. Blind in soul By madness of ambition, thus to fire By such profusion of her wealth, the mind Of Ca banquet sought in earth and air And from the deepest seas and Nilus' waves, Through all the world; in craving for display, No hunger urging. Frequent birds and beasts, Egypt's high gods, they placed upon the board: In crystal goblets water of the Nile They handed, and in massive cups of price Was poured the wine; no juice of Mareot grape,Yet the Mareot grape was greatly celebrated. (See Professor Rawlinson's note to Herodotus, ii, 18.) But noble vintage of Falernian growth Which seasons few in
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 194 (search)
that the planet Mercury causes the rise of the Nile. The passage is difficult to follow; but the idodern discoveries have proved the snows. ' Send Nile abundant forth upon the lands. ' Those mountaind streams ' In swollen torrents tumble; but the Nile ' Nor lifts his wave before the Dog star burns;id heat of Egypt's clime. ' Such is the task of Nile; thus in the world ' He finds his purpose, lesd ' Thus for the needs of earth should flow the Nile. ' Vain too the fable that the western winds Sos passage-this the cool of night ' Pours on the Nile. If, Caesar, 'tis my part ' To judge such diffjourney was the discovery of the sources of the Nile. ' To Nile its mystery, and to furthest earth 's, Rhone and Po, he drank, 'Not of the fount of Nile. Cambyses king 'In madman quest led forth his hese. The ancients seem to have thought that the Nile came from the east. But it is possible that thethe Red Sea waters from our own. ' Who, gazing, Nile, upon thy tranquil flow, ' Could picture how in[5 more...]
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 434 (search)
em. with sword in hand, And with her brother's neck bared to the blow, Waited her sire, avenger of his realm Despoiled, and of her flight. In the imminent risk Caesar, in hopes of peace, an envoy sent To the fierce vassals, from their absent lord Bearing a message, thus : ' At whose command Wage ye the war?' But not the laws which bind All nations upon earth, nor sacred rights, Availed to save or messenger of peace, Or King's ambassador; or thee from crime Such as befitted thee, thou land of Nile Fruitful in monstrous deeds: not Juba's realm, Vast though it be, nor Pontus, nor the land Thessalian, nor the arms of Pharnaces, Nor yet the tracts which chill Iberus girds, Nor Libyan coasts such wickedness have dared, As thou, and all thy minions. Closer now War hemmed them in, and weapons in the courts, Shaking the innermost recesses, fell. Yet did no ram, fatal with single stroke, Assail the portal, nor machine of war; Nor flame they called in aid; but blind of plan They wander purposele
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