Hero and Leander and Other Poems

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On Hellespont, guilty of true love's blood,
In view and ...
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On Hellespont, guilty of true love's blood,
In view and opposite two cities stood,
Sea-borderers, disjoin'd by Neptune's might;
The one Abydos, the other Sestos hight.
At Sestos Hero dwelt; Hero the fair,
Whom young Apollo courted for her hair,
And offer'd as a dower his burning throne,
Where she should sit, for men to gaze upon.
The outside of her garments were of lawn,
The lining purple silk, with gilt stars drawn;
Her wide sleeves green, and border'd with a grove,
Where Venus in her naked glory strove
To please the careless and disdainful eyes
Of proud Adonis, that before her lies;
Her kirtle blue, whereon was many a stain,
Made with the blood of wretched lovers slain.
Upon her head she ware a myrtle wreath,
From whence her veil reach'd to the ground beneath
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497514072
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/3/2014
  • Pages: 62
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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