The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem, Band 1


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Seite cccxliv - The birds their quire apply ; airs, vernal airs, Breathing the smell of field and grove, attune The trembling leaves, while universal Pan, Knit with the Graces and the Hours in dance, Led on the eternal Spring.
Seite cccxliv - And heavenly quires the hymenaean sung, What day the genial Angel to our sire Brought her in naked beauty more adorn'd, More lovely, than Pandora, whom the Gods Endow'd with all their gifts, and O ! too like In sad event, when to the unwiser son Of Japhet brought by Hermes, she ensnared Mankind with her fair looks, to be avenged On him who had stole Jove's authentic fire.
Seite cccxxii - O could I flow like thee! and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho
Seite cccxii - From hence, and not till now, will be the right season of forming them to be able writers and composers in every excellent matter, when they shall be thus fraught with an universal insight into things.
Seite lxvii - With such mad seas the daring Gama fought, For many a day, and many a dreadful night, Incessant, labouring round the stormy Cape ; By bold ambition led, and bolder thirst Of gold.
Seite cclxvi - ... business upon their own account, abandon for ever all hopes of making a fortune, of which they have the means in their hands, and content themselves with the moderate salaries which those masters allow them, and which, moderate as they are, can seldom be augmented, being commonly as large as the real profits of the company trade can afford.
Seite 2 - What wars they wag'd, what seas, what dangers past, What glorious Empire crown'd their toils at last, Vent'rous I sing, on soaring pinions borne, And all my Country's wars the song adorn ; What Kings, what Heroes of my native land Thunder'd on Asia's and on Afric's strand : Illustrious...
Seite 6 - Taba flood by the curtains of the carriage, opened them from time to time, and gave out orders as if he had received them from the emperor. Victory declared for the Moors, and the defeat of the Portuguefe was fo total, that not above fifty of their whole army efcaped.
Seite cclxi - Upon other occasions the order has been reversed ; and a rich field of rice or other grain has been ploughed up, in order to make room for a plantation of poppies; when the chief foresaw that extraordinary profit was likely to be made by opium.
Seite cccxii - If therefore you would not have your Son the Fiddle to every jovial Company, without whom the Sparks could not relish their Wine, nor know how to pass an Afternoon idly; if you would not have him...

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