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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 5, line 722 (search)
When Caesar's troops were gathered in their strength And Magnus saw the battle day was near Before his camp, Cornelia he resolved To send to Lesbos' shore, from rage of fight Safe and apart: so lifting from his soul The weight that burdened it. Thus, lawful Love, Thus art thou tyrant o'er the mightiest mind! His spouse was the one cause why Magnus stayed Nor met his fortunes, though he staked the world And all the destinies of Rome. The word He speaks not though resolved; so sweet it seemed, When on the future pondering, to gain A pause from Fate! But at the close of night, When drowsy sleep had fled, Cornelia sought To soothe the anxious bosom of her lord And win his kisses; when amazed she saw His cheek was tearful, and with boding soul Shrank from the hidden wound, nor dared surprise Magnus in tears. But sighing thus he spake: ' Dearer to me than life itself, when life 'Is happy (not at moments such as these); 'The day of sorrow comes, too long delayed, 'Nor long enough! With Caes
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 1 (search)
ils Comes end of life, and timely death forestalls Ensuing woe, the glory of past years Is present shame. Who'd venture on the sea Of favouring fortune but for death at need? Hard by Peneus' flood he reached the main Now with Pharsalus' slaughter blushing red: And borne in sloop, to shallows of a stream Scarce equal, dared the deep: Liburnia's lord, Lord of Cilicia, at whose countless oars Yet Leucas' inlets and Corcyra shook, Crept to the shelter of a tiny bark. For thou didst beckon him to Lesbos' shores, Thou, partner of the sorrows of thy lord, Cornelia! Sadder far thy life apart Than wert thou present in Thessalia's fields. Racked is thy heart with presages of ill; Pharsalia fills thy dreams and when the shades Give place to dawn, with hasty step thou tread'st Some cliff sea-beaten, and with gaze intent To mark the sail of each approaching ship Art first: yet dar'st not ask thy husband's fate. Lo! the ship comes, her load of ills unknown, Thy worst of fears some messenger of woe,
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 109 (search)
ll is thine, ' The treasures of our temples and the gold, ' Take all our youth by land or on the sea ' To do thy bidding: Lesbos only asks ' This from the chief who sought her in his pride, ' Not in his fall to leave her.' Pleased in soul At such a l ' And find it faithful? Here was Rome for me, ' Country and household gods. This shore I sought ' Home of my wife, this Lesbos, which for her ' Had merited remorseless Caesar's ire: ' Nor was afraid to trust you with the means ' To gain his mercy. deity, if still with me 'Thou bidest, thus. May it be mine again, Conquered, with hostile Caesar on my track, 'To find a Lesbos where to enter in 'And whence to part, unhindered.' In the boat He placed his spouse: while from the shore arose Such lam veiled the stars and showed the shore; When, following Magnus, came a scattered band Saved from the Thracian storm. From Lesbos' port His son; Sextus. next, captains who preserved their faith; . For at his side, though vanquished in the field, Cast
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 536 (search)
g the guile. Then he, ' Abide, my wife, And son, I pray you; from the shore afar ' Await my fortunes; mine shall be the life ' To test their honour.' But Cornelia still Withstood his bidding, and with arms outspread Frenzied she cried: ' And whither without me, ' Cruel, departest? Thou forbad'st me share ' Thy risks Thessalian; dost again command ' That I should part from thee? No happy star ' Breaks on our sorrow. If from every land ' Thou dost debar me, why didst turn aside ' In flight to Lesbos? On the waves alone ' Am I thy fit companion? ' Thus in vain, Leaning upon the bulwark, dazed with dread; Nor could she turn her straining gaze aside, Nor see her parting husband. All the fleet Stood silent, anxious, waiting for the end: Not that they feared the murder which befell, But lest their leader might with humble prayer Kneel to the king he made. As Magnus passed, A Roman soldier from the Pharian boat, Septimius, salutes him. Gods of heaven! There stood he, minion to a barbarous kin