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P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Arthur Golding), Book 5, line 74 (search)
Behold through gredie haste to feight one Phorbas, Methions son, A Swevite: and of Lybie lande one callde Amphimedon By fortune sliding in the blood with which the ground was wet, Fell downe: and as they woulde have rose, Perseus fauchon met With both of them. Amphimedon upon the ribbes he smote, And with the like celeritie he cut me Phorbas throte. But unto Erith, Actors sonne, that in his hand did holde A brode browne Bill, with his short sword he durst not be too bolde To make approch. With both his handes a great and massie cup Embost with cunning portrayture aloft he taketh up, And sendes it at him. He spewes up red bloud: and falling downe o Upon his backe, against the ground doth knocke his dying crowne. Then downe he Polydemon throwes, extract of royall race, And Abaris the Scithian, and Clytus in like case, And Elice with his unshorne lockes, and also Phlegias, And Lycet, olde Sperchesies sonne, with divers other mo, That on the heapes of corses slaine he