Iskander; or, The hero of Epirus

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Page 184 - Some strange reverse of fate must sure attend This vast profusion, this extravagance Of heaven, to bless me thus. Tis gold so pure, It cannot bear the stamp, without alloy.
Page 78 - Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity; And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Page 219 - I smile, And cry, content, to that which grieves my heart, And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions.
Page 118 - Now shield with shield, with helmet helmet clos'd, To armour armour, lance to lance oppos'd, Host against host with shadowy squadrons drew, The sounding darts in iron tempests flew, Victors and vanquish'd join'd promiscuous cries, And shrilling shouts and dying groans arise; With streaming blood the slippery fields are And slaughter'd heroes swell the dreadful tide.
Page 16 - More daring, or more bold, is now alive, To grace this latter age with noble deeds.
Page 1 - A bastard scion never should be grafted Upon a royal stock ; from thence at full Discoursing on my brother's former contract To lady Elizabeth Lucy, long before His jolly match with that same buxom widow, The queen he left behind him — Has.
Page 109 - My brave deliverer ! thou shalt enter now A nobler list, and in a monarch's sight Contend with princes for the prize of fame.
Page 161 - O, yes, I read your lovely fierce impatience : You shall not be withheld ; we will rush on them. This is, indeed, to triumph, where we hold Three kingdoms in our toil ! Is it not glorious. Thus to appal the bold, meet force with fury, And push yon torrent back, till every wave Flee to its fountain ? 3 Date.

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