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Marathon, and Other Poems Pliny Earle

Marathon, and Other Poems

Pliny Earle

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331272038
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126 pages
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Excerpt from Marathon, and Other PoemsMarathon.What scene is this which round me lies -This lengthened plain I look upon?Greatest of Grecian victories,Tis thine, time-honoured Marathon!Proud theatre of martial strife!Grand vortex of departedMoreExcerpt from Marathon, and Other PoemsMarathon.What scene is this which round me lies -This lengthened plain I look upon?Greatest of Grecian victories,Tis thine, time-honoured Marathon!Proud theatre of martial strife!Grand vortex of departed life!Arena, deluged with a floodOf freely flowing human blood!Yet, as upon this rising mound,This mausoleum of the dead,I sit, and cast my vision round,Where furious thousands fought and bled,Tis silence all, save when a noteComes, on the creeping breeze afloat,From yonder rugged mountain rock,Where the rude shepherd guards his flock.Roll back, thou current of departed years!Speed, Fancy, through the shadowy gloom of Eld!About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.