previous next

73

(505)
This said, he shakes aloft his Roman blade, (506)

Which, like a falcon towering in the skies, (507)

Coucheth the fowl below with his wings' shade, (508)

Whose crooked beak threats if he mount he dies: (509)

So under his insulting falchion lies
(510)
Harmless Lucretia, marking what he tells (511)

With trembling fear, as fowl hear falcon's bells.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: