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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. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BOOK XII. The heroes reach the northern sea: and pass unknown lands, and seas without land, till they come at last to the Pillars of Hercules. [ OST pitiless and stark the winter grew Meanwhile, beneath a sky of cloudless blue, And sun that warmed not, till they nigh forgot The green lush spring, the summer rich and hot, The autumn fragrant with slow-ripening fruit; Till each grew listless, dull to the heart's root; For day passed day, and yet no change they saw In the white sparkling plain without a flaw, No cloud, no change within the sunny sky, Or in the wind, that rose at noon, to die Before the sunset, and no change at all In the drear silence of the dead nightfall. Ten weeks they bode there, longing for the spring, And to the hearts of some the thought would cling That thus they should be till their lives were past, And into hopeless bonds that land was cast; But on a day the wind, that rose at noon, Died not at night, and the white, sharp-edged moon, Just as the west had given it to sight, Was hidden from the watchers of the night By fleecy clouds, and the next dawn of day Broke o'er the Minyse colourless and grey? With gusts of fitful wind 'twixt south and east, That with the day grew steadier and increased, Until a south-west gale blew o'er the snow, And northward drove the steel-blue clouds and low. And on that night the pattering of the rain Eoused them from sleep, and next they saw the plain Made grey and ugly with quick-coming thaw, And all the sky beset with fowl they saw, Who sniffed the wind and hastened from the sea Unto the floods now coming certainly. For from their camp the Minyge beheld How the swift river from the high ground swelled, And still tormented by the wind and rain, Burst from the ice and covered all the plain With breadth of turb...
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