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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 2, line 526 (search)
s people free, is mine: a throne ' Alone were higher; whoso would surpass ' Pompeius, aims at that. Both Consuls stand ' Here; here for battle stand your lawful chiefs: ' And shall this Caesar drag the Senate down? ' Not with such blindness, not so lost to shame ' Does Fortune rule. Does he take heart from Gaul, ' For years on years rebellious, and a life ' Spent there in labour? or because he fled ' Rhine's icy torrent and the shifting pools ' He calls an ocean? or unchallenged sought ' Britannia's cliffs; then turned his back in flight? ' Or does he boast because his citizens ' Were driven in arms to leave their hearths and homes? 'Ah, vain delusion! not from thee they fled: ' My steps they follow-mine, whose conquering signs ' Swept all the ocean,In B.C. 67, Pompeius swept the pirates off the seas. The whole campaign did not last three months. and who, ere the moon ' Twice filled her orb and waned, compelled to flight ' The pirate, shrinking from the open sea, ' And humbly begg
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 4, line 121 (search)
ight Of hoary willow bark they build, which bent On hides of oxen, bears the weight of man And swims the torrent. Thus on sluggish Po Venetians float; and on th' encircling sea Fuso: either spacious, outspread; or, poured into the land (referring to the estuaries) as Mr. Haskins prefers; or, poured round the island. Portable leathern skiffs seem to have been in common use in Caesar's time in the English Channel. These were the rowing boats of the Gauls.(Mommsen, vol. iv., 219.) Are borne Britannia's nations; and when Nile Fills all the land, are Memphis' thirsty reeds Shaped into fragile boats that swim his waves. The further bank thus gained, they haste to curve The fallen forest, and to form the arch By which imperious Sicoris shall be spanned. Yet fearing he might rise in wrath anew, Not on the nearest marge they place the beams, But in mid-field. Thus the presumptuous stream They tame with chastisement, parting his flood In devious channels out; and curb his pride. Petreius, se