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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... virgil. eneid. Book vi--L. 855--887. Thus Anchises, and adds while rapt they listen in wonder: See, with the noblest spoils of war Marcellus advances Proudly adorned, and victor in height o'ertops the assemblage! He Rome's state, sore reeling in storm, shall steady; the Punic Might and rebellious Gaul on his horse down-trample, and offer Third prize trophied of arms in ancestral fane of Quirinus. Here to his sire Eneas, at side who saw of the hero Pacing in star-bright armour a youth of glorious beauty, But scant lustre of joy on his brow and his eyes upon earth cast: Who with the man divine, O father, is seen in attendant io Converse walking? his son, or an heir of the line of his offspring? Hark to the murmur around of his mates! how proudly he bears him! But wings sable of night with opaque gloom circle his temples. Thus in reply his sire while tears forth well from his eyelids: O son! bid me not utter the woe supreme of thy people; 15 But to appear upon earth will fate permit him, abode there Will she deny. Too haughty, ye sovran pow'rs of Olympus, Deemed ye the might of Rome, such gifts as her own if enjoying. Ah! what wailing of men will that famed plain by the war-god's Royal city resound! what ostents of death with amazement 20 Will Tiberinus behold, by his fresh-raised tomb as he glideth! Ne'er in Latian sires shall child of Dardanus issued Hope so lofty enkindle: nor e'er in the cycle of ages With so exultant heart shall Rome make boast of a nursling. Mourn ye for antique faith, for piety mourn, for unconquered 25 Arm in the fight; no foe had 'gainst him encounter adventured Scatheless, whether afoot to the combat he pressed, or the foaming Flanks of his charger spurred. Ah! hapless youth! if of Hades Dire can unlocked be the grasp, thou, doom of dest...
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