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The man engaging her connubial hand Two thousand skilful vet'rans. Him the seed I should esteem the favourite of gods'.” Of Neocles approves; not less in arms

Timoxenus is pleas'd; Acanthè's cheeks Than arts excelling, him your warriors prize. A burning blush of perturbation feel. Them, ere two monthly periods of the Sun, Not soon recov’ring froin a start of thought You cannot want. Thick verdure must invest At the first mention of Timothea's name, The meadows, earth her foodful stores mature, She took, she kiss'd the present, and disguis'd Before Mardonius can his numbers lead

Her conscious trouble under busy care From Thessaly remote. Ere then, my friends, To fix the bracelet in its lovely seat. Themistocles will conquer, and erect

The guests are plac'd around; her presence Cecropia's standard on Orëan walls;

charms Your timely aid he timely will restore

The banquet. Though the lustre of her eyes To fill the army of united Greece.”

Grief had eclips'd and sickness, though her mouth The gen'ral voice assents, and all retire,

Had lost the ruby tinct and pleasing flow,
While to her home Timothea brings her guests. By melancholy silence long confind,
To her Sicinus prudent: “ Not an hour,

Her gestures speak the graces of her soul.
Till I rejoin thy consort, should be lost.”

Træzene's captain, lively as the lark She then : “ Most faithful, from my arm receive Whose trill preludes to Nature's various voice, This bracelet rich in gems, barbaric spoil;

Begins discourse: “Perhaps, accomplish'd fair, Bear this to Chalcis, to Acanthè give;

Thou dost not know the messenger, who brought Say, how I prize her elevated mind,

Timothea's present, Haliartus styl’d;
Enabling my Themistocles to quell

Ile is deriv'd from Lygdamis, a name
The hateful breed of tyrants. Further say, lonia boasts. His daughter, Caria's queen,
The man engaging her connubial hand

Fam'd Artemisia, heroine of Mars,
I should esteem the favourite of gods.

Calls Haliartis brother ; but from Greece Stay; Haliartus shall the present bear.

Could never alienate his truth. His sword Thou to my lord a messenger of love

From violation, in his first essay Shalt go, Sicinus; words to thee I leave ;

Against barbarian multitudes, preserv'd My heart thou know'st. One fervent wish impart, Bright Amarantha, consort to the king That he in private, as in public ties,

Of Macedon, Wore noble in her sire, With Aristides may at last unite."

Who sits beside thee, Timon, Delphi's priest." So spake the first of women. 'Troezen's chief Thin Medon : “ How unwilling do I check Subjoin'd ; “ Sicinus, wait till morn; embark

Our social converse. Generous host, no tongue With these our friends of Atalantè's isle

Can duly praise thy hospitable roof; Aboard my squadron; soon will southern gales Yet we must leave its pleasures; time forbids My succour waft, and jointly we proclaim

Our longer stay. Two thousand Locrian spears, Brave Æschylus to follow. Let us greet

Three hundred Delphians Atalantè holds; Him, wbo our valour into action calls

Them Æschylus arriving will expect For ev'ry chief to envy; him to clasp

To find in Chalcis."-"Gladly shall I hail,” My bosom pants, a hero, who surmounts

Timoxenus rejoins, “ your quick return, The sloth of winter while so many brave

To guard these walls. Themistocles is march'd Hang up their weapons." Aripbilia heard, To conquer Agæ, rather to redeem [hand." Sat mute and sad. To her Timothea thus: Her state aggriev'd, which courts his guardian

“ We, who are wives of soldiers, will remain Sicinus here: “Illustrious men, farewell; Together, cheerful watch for tidings dear

In Æge soon Themistocles shall know
Of their achievements, and rejoice at home.” Of your arrival.” Jusiant he began,

All night pursu'd his course, and saw the morn
Shine on that city yielded to his lord.
To him Sicinus counts the pow'rful aids

Expected, large of Aristides speaks,
BOOK XVIII.

Large of Timothea ; in a rapt'rous style

Dwells on her wish for amity to bind
Three days transport Cleander and his friends; The two Cecropian heroes. Glad replies
Timoxenus admits such welcome guests,

Themistocles: “ On every new event
Who brings new succours. From Chalcidic walls She rises lovelier, more endear'd; her worth
Th' Athenian chief was absent. With a pace Shall meliorate her husband. I obey,
Unstable yet, a calm, but languid mien,

Content on this wide universe to see
To grace her father's board Acanthè leaves Myself the second, Aristides first;
Her chamber; pale, but fragrant as the rose, For still he tow'rs above me. Didst thou say,
Which bears the hue of lilies, she descends. Cleander, Medon, were already come,
Her soon the Carian, mindful of his charge, That Æschylus was coming? All their force
Thus with Timothea's salution greets:

I want, Sicinus; listen to my tale. “ A costly bracelet, from her beauteous arm “ Last night an ancient personage, unknown, Th’espous'd of great Themistocles unclasp'd In length of beard most awful, not unlike On my departure, and in words like these, Tisander, ask'd an audience, and obtain'd Of gracious tone, deliver'd to my care:

My private ear. • Themistocles,' he said, • Bear this to Chalcis, to Acanthè give;

* If I deliver tidings, which import Say how I prize her elevated mind,

Thy present safety, and thy future weal, Enabling my Themistocles to quell

I shall exact thy promise in the name The hateful breed of tyrants. Further say, Of all the gods and goddesses tu wave

inquiry, whence I come, or who I am.

But of Athenian veterans he form'd
First hnow, that Mindarus, the Persian chief A square battalion, which the martial bard
In Orens, newly for Thessalia's coast

Rang'd on the sea-beat verge; the other wing
Enbark'd, whose neighb'ring Pagaspan cape Is Medion's charge, where thirty shields in file
Looks on Eubea. lle this day return'd,

Compose the Locrian column. Ere the word
And reintorcement from Marlonius bronyht, Is giv’n for onset, thus his wonted guard
Tur thousand spears. Thessalia hath supply'd Themistocles addresses: “ If a troop
Tiree thousand more. An ariny huge detends In sable cuirass, and with shields impress'd
Th' Orem circut. Further be informid,

By Death's grim figure, at my head should aim, That ser'n Gerastian homicides are sworn

Let them assail me; be it then your care, To thy destruction. By their secret wile's

Postponing other duty, to surround, The house of rich Timayenus was fird;

To seize and bear them captives from the fight.” Them in the field hereafter, all combin'd

He march'd; himself the cent'ral phalanx led; Against thy head, their salle arms will show; The Boating crimson of his plumage known, The inideous impress on their shields is Death. Minerva's bird his crest, whose terroirs shook Farewell, thou hero; if my parting step

The bloody field of Chalcis, soon proclaim 'Thou trace, farewell for ever; else be sure

Themistocles. Now targets clash with shields; Again to see me in thy greatest need.'

Barbarian sabres with Cecropian swords, “ In mystery, Scinus, not of Heav'n,

Eubean spears with spears in sudden shock,
But human art, immers'd is some event,

Bellona mingles. Medon first o’erthrew
Which mocks my utmost fathom; but my course Thessalia's line, his temp?rate mind was stung
Is plain. In fruitless search I waste no thought, By indignation ; Timon bath'd his lance
Who, as my servant, smiling Fortune use,

In their perfidious blood; Leonteus gor'd
Nor yet am hers, Sicinus, when she frowns. Their dissipated ranks.

A chosen troop Nox mark: one passage winds among the hills To their assistance Lamachus advanc'd; Encircling Oreus. When the vanquish'd foe Him Haliartus met ; his sinewy arm, Her bulwarks sought for shelter, I detach'd Which could have qnell'd Lycaon, first of wolves, Eretrian Cleon, Hyacinthus brave,

The Erymanthian, or Ætolian boar, And with Carystian bands Nicanor staid,

Smote to the ground the miscreant's bulk deform’d, Who unoppos'd the strong defile secur'd;

Whose band, recoiling, leave the victor space There shall my banner, strengthen'd by the youth To drag him captive. Rout and carnage sweep Of Egæ, soon be planted; there shall wait, That shatter'd wing before th' Oilean swords; Till each auxiliar, thou hast nam'd, arrive, Not with less vigour Æschylus o'erturn'd Then pour on Demonax the storm of war.

The other. Mindarus in vain oppos'd Let Træezen's squadron and th’ Athenian ride Undaunted efforts. Pallas seem'd to fire Before his port, Cleander have the charge.

Her own Athenians; Neptune, in the shape Speed back to Chalcis; publish these resulves." Of Æschylus, seem'd landed from his conch

They part. Not long Themistocles delay'd To war, as once on Troy's Sigæan strand; To gain the mountains; nor three days were pass'd Or to have arm’d the warrior-poet's grasp When brave Nearchus; Haliartus bold;

With that strong weapon, which can rock the Earth. Th' illustrious brothers of Oilean race,

Not in the centre suddenly prevaild
Great Æschylus and Timon, with their bands Themistocles; the sev’n Gerästians, leagu'd
Arriv'd, and join'd him at the strong defile By Hell, combining their assassin points
Which now contain'd his whole collected force. Against the hero, for awhile delay'd
Thence he descended on a morning fair,

His progress; firmly their united blows
First of that month, which frequent sees the Sun His shield receiv'd. So Hercules endur'd
Through vernal show'rs, distillid from tepid clouds, The sev'n-fold stroke of Hydra; but the zeal
Diffuse prolific beams o’er moisten'd Earth Of lola us to assist that god
To dress her lap, exuberant and fresh,

In his tremendous labour, was surpass'd
With flow'rs and verdure. Terrible the bands By each Athenian, each Laconian guard,
Succeeding bands expatiate o'er the fields.

Who never left Themistocles. They watch'd So when an earthquake rives a mountain's side, The fav’ring moment; with a hundred spears Where stagnant water, gather'd and confin'd They hedg’d the traitors round, förbade escape, Within a deep vacuity of rock,

Clasp'd and convey'd them living from the field. For centuries hath slept, releas'd the floods

Still Demonax resists; while near him tow'rs la roaring cataracts impetuous fall;

Ariobarzanes, moving rock of war
They roll before them shepherds and their flocks, In weight and stature. Of Eubeans, forc'd
Herds and their keepers; cottage, fold, and stall, By sayage pow'r to battle, numbers low'r
Promiscuous ruins floating on the stream,

Surrend'ring banners, some to Cleon, some
Are borne to plains remote. Now Oreus lifts To humble Styra's well-conducted sword,
Her stately tow'rs in sight. Three myriads arm’d And thine, sad youth, awhile by glory taught
Before the walls hath Demonax arrang'd

To strive with anguish, and suspend despair, la proud defiance. So, at first o'erthrown, Cleora's husband. Mindarus appears, Antaus huge, uprising in his might

Who warns the tyrant timely to retreat, Presh and redoubled by his parent earth,

Ere quite envelop'd by the wheeling files Retum'd to combat with Alcmena's seed.

Of Æschylus and Medon. Lo! in front, Wide stretch'd th' Orëan van; the wary son More dang 'rous still, amid selected ranks, Of Neocles to equal that extent

Themistocles. The monster gnash'd his teeth; Spread bis inferior numuer. By a front,

His impious voice, with execrations hoarse, Not depth of line, the tyrant he deceiv'd; Assail'd the heav'nly thrones; his buckler firm

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He grasp'd, receding to the Orëan wall;

He rises. Straight embattled on the plain, Where, under vaulted sheets of missive arms His army shows a formidable gleam Whirl'd on his fierce pursuers, through the gates To Demonax. Still num'rous for defence He rush'd to shelter. Thus a mighty boar, Barbarian warriors, and Thessalian, throng Of Calydonian strength, long held at bay, The battlements of Oreus. Through the gates, The hunter's point evading, and the fangs

In solemn pace and slow, a herald train Of stanchest hoands, with undiminish'd ire

Precede their champions. Heralds from the camp
Red in his eyes, and foaming from his jaws, Produce th' illustrious Haliartus clad
Impetuous plunges in accustom'd woods.

In richest arms, the gift of Caria's queen;
Th’ Athenian chief, who sees th' incessant storms A twig of slend’rest laurel, twisted round
Of darts and arrows from the rampart's height, A shepherd's crook, in portraiture adoru'd
Retreats; but swift his numbers, now enlarg'd His modest buckler. Grim his foe advanc'd
By yielding thousands of Eubean race,

In mail blood-colour'd, with a targe of gold,
Distributes round th’invested town to guard Ariobarzanes. Hyacinthus next
Each avenue and station. From the sea

Appears in tried habiliments of war,
Cleander threatens. In his evening tent

Which on his dearest patron Mars had seen The gen'ral views the captives; frowns condemn In Marathonian fields. A plumage black, The sev'n Geræstiaus to their former chains. Denoting grief, he carries; on his shield The hero smiles on Lamachus, the prize

A female image, and the form of Death, Of Haliartus, and familiar thus:

Who blasts her graces. Mindarus approach'd “ Again, my Tyrian trafficker in slaves,

In armour studded bright with orient gems;
I greet thee: son of Lygdamis, what praise His buckler too a shape of beauty pale,
To thy distinguish'd efforts is not due ?

Stretch'd on a fun'ral pyre, exhibits sad;
This precious head to my disposal yield.”

Of pearl her limbs, of rubics were the flames. He then proceeds to Lamachus apart:

Ere they engage, the Persian warrior thus : « Now take thy freedom, villain; to my use “ Since my encounter, whether through disdain See thou employ it, else expect to die.

Or policy I know not, is refus'd Your land, remember, and your sea are mine; By your commander, not through fear I know, Soon on the head of Demonax this arm

Do thou in courtesy disclose thy name, Shall dash yon bulwarks; what I speak is fate. Thy rank in Grecian armies. May'st thou prove Thou hast thy option, go. Sicinus hear;

In lustre such as Mindarus would choose This man is free; conduct him through the camp.” To be th' opponent of a satrap's arm."

Now from his friends sequester'd, on a couch, “ Then tremble, satrap, at my name, the name Which never care disturbs, he slept till dawn, Of Hyacinthus,” fierce the youth returns ; When, rous'd by heralds from the town, again “ Cleora's husband, whom thy barb'rous love The leaders he conven'd. Before them came Hath wrong'd, whom hell-born Demonax hath Arbactus, fierce barbarian, who began:

damn'd “ Themistocles of Athens, in the name

To ever-during torment, shakes this lance, Of Mindarus the Persian, I defy

By vengeance pointed and invet'rate bate.” Thy arm to combat in the listed field ;

Young man,” rejoins the Persian, “on thy The same defiance to thy boldest chiefs

grief Ariobarzanes sends. If you prevail,

I drop a pitying tear, while thou dost wrong The royal host shall quit Eubea's isle,

Me clear of wrong to thee. No barb'rous love Which shall submit to Xerxes if you fall."

Was mine; unconscious of your nuptial tie, Up Hyacinthus, Haliartus, start

Till she confess'd it to her savage sire, Indignant. First the young Carystian spake: My flame was holy; not a thought impure

“ Are they so gross in ignorance, to hope To violate a right could taint my breast. Themistocles will stoop to single fight

But that I lov'd her, Hyacinthus, sure With twice-o'erthrown barbarians, who, unsafe He, who her dear perfections knew so well, Behind a rampart, tremble at his pow'r?

Must wave his wonder ; that her fate o'erwhelms But if the Persian Mindarus would try

My spirit, never to revive, I feel; A Grecian's single valour, O permit,

That my disastrous passion caus'd her doom, Themistocles, thy soldier to assert

Blame both our fortunes, not my guiltless heart. The Grecian fame." The friend of Medon next: If yet thy anguish can a moment look

“ The same permission I implore, O chief, Compassionate on me—but I forgive Invincible thyself; that all this host

Unjust reproaches from a grief like thine, May witness my fidelity to Greece.

Which should, which must exceed my own, my own Themistocles subjoins: “ Barbarian, go, Exceeding after thine all other woe.” Provide thy champions; ours thou seest prepard Now Hyacinthus melted, but observ'd, For honour, not decision of the doom

That during this sad interview the spear
Reserv'd for Demonax; whose final lot

Of Haliartus at his feet had laid
Lies in my breast alone.” The herald back Ariobarzanes dead. Heart-stung by shame
To Oreus speeds. The prudent chief pursues : At his inaction, with so many chiefs,

“ My Hyacinthus, all thy wrongs I feel; With such an army, and the godlike son But, if resentment can afford the grace

Of Neocles spectators, he begins
I ask thee, lend to policy thy arm:

The fight, but recollects that friend's request
Take Mindarus thy captive. From thy proofs The Persian more effeminate desponds
Of might and firmness, Haliartus brave,

At past defeats, and present grief renew'd,
My wish is lifted high in hope to see

Whose weight, though lighter, he less firmly bore, Ariobarzanes gasping at thy feet.”

Than did the hardy Greek bis heavier sbare

Of woe. Yet fearless he maintains the strife Throughout the camp is toll'd, and clouded Heav'n With native force devoid of gymnic skill,

Drops down her sable veil, he sits; when lo!
In which confiding Hyacinthus oft

Before him stands his monitor unknown,
Inverts his spear, and levels bloodless strokes, The venerable figure, which he saw
Still vigilant to ward the hostile point,

At Æge. Staid Sicinus is the guide,
Oft o'er his buckler glancing, though impellid Who swift retires, but watches faithful nigh.
By active strength. At last a pond'rous blow “ Themistocles," the stranger solemn spake;
Full on the Persian's front descends; a groan “ Thee I have trusted, thou hast trusted me,
Is heard throughout the rampart as he falls; Nor either hath repented. Who I am,
The groan redoubles, as the victor bears

Now learn. By friendship’s sacred ties, by blood That leader captive to th’ investing camp.

To thy best friend Eudora I am bound, To his own tent Themistocles admits

Elephenor am call'd, pontific seer The Persian's batter'd, but unwounded limbs; Of Jupiter in Oreus. Timely warn'd He praises Hyacinthus; he consoles

By her most urgent mandate to repose The noble foe, commends to healing rest,

All confidence in thee, and lend my aid, And at returning morn salutes bim thus:

Nor less admonish'd by Tisander sage, “ If thee unransom’d, Mindarus, I send

I help'd thee first with counsel ; now I bring To Oreus, canst thou pity her estate

Effectual succour. Demonax, though foil'd, Curst in a monster? Canst thou feel the wound Hath still a pow'rful remnant of his host Of thy owu glory longer to support

To man his walls, and desp'rate will defend. The worst of men, excluded by his crimes

Select two thousand spears; avoid delay ; From Hear'n's protection, and the laws of faith? A secret passage, known to holy steps Wilt thou, to spare whole rivulets of blood, Alone, o'er town and tyrant will complete Greek and barbarian, render to my arms

Thy bloodless conquest." Swift the Attic chief: The town, and thus procure thyself a name

“ O father! sacred in my ear the sound To live for ever, by a righteous act,

Of good Tisander's, great Eudora's names; Delighting gods and mortals? Thee my ships Thy former warnings I have prov'd sincere Shall land in safety on thy native shore;

To merit gratitude and trust." He calls
The king will praise thee for his army sav'd, Sicinus, bids him summon all the chiefs
Which shall partake my clemency. Reject

Of Locris and Carystus; they appear.
All hope, good Persian, to withstand my arm; To Hyacinthus and Nicanor then
I am Themistocles.” The satrap starts

Themistocles : “ Attend with all your bands
From languor thus: “ Athenian, I confess

This rev'rend guide; intelligence transmit Thy greatness, thy ascendency have felt;

As you advance." His orders are perform'd. But will endure, whate'er a victor's pow'r

Next he exhorts th' Oilean brethren thus, Inflicts on captives, rather than pollute

Nor passes favour'd Haliartus by: My loyal faith to Xerxes; from my king

“ You with your Locrians follow to support I took my charge, and never will betray.

These friends, lest ambush and deception lurk The crimes of Demonax I know; myself

Beneath a promise of assur'd success.” Have prov'd their horrours in Cleora's fate.

This said, himself forth issues to prepare I lov'd, ador'd her excellence; her thread

The gen'ral host for action, ev'n that night, His impious rage dissever'd; on her tomb

If fair occasion summons, when he meets My tears have daily flow'd. Retain me still Træzene's leader. “ Is Cleander here?" Thy captive, never to revisit more

Themistocles began. “ Momentous sure, Her father's hateful mansion. Heav'n permit, The cause which sends thee from thy naval charge.” By thy vindictive arm, but Heav'n forbid,

To him Cleander: “ Anchor'd as I lay, That ever by disloyalty of mine,

A slender skiff, when darkness first prevailid, Th' infernal authour of her death may fall.” Approach'd my galley. To an earnest suit The barbarism of loyalty, which binds

For conference I listen'd, and receiv'd Men to a monarch, but the monarch leaves On board a man of Oreus, all in limbs Free to bis lusts, his cruelty, and rage,

Deform’d, in lineaments all rude, whose name Th' enlighten'd Greek despisd, yet now deplor'd Is Lamachus. To render up this night In one by nature gifted to deserve

A sep’rate fort he proffers, which commands A better lot from Heav'n. Not less aware

The town and barbour, if thy faith be pledg'd Of democratic jealousy, which hurls

Him and Thessalia's garrison to land From fortune's summit heroes to the dust,

Safe on her neighb'ring coast. Thy will to learn
He press'd no further, cautioùs not to wound I come, he waits."-" His proffer 1 accept,"
A gallant mind, whose friendship won he meant Rejoins th' alert Athenian, " and the doom,
To use in wants, such fortune might create. I had prepar'd for those degen'rate Greeks,
He leaves Sicinus near him; while his care Postpone.” Cleander to his station fies.
Fxbausts the light in traversing the camp

Serene th’ Athenian in array contains
To view the works. His evening orders hold His army cool, with expectation mute.
Each band in arms; while anxious in his tent So, in deceitful quiet, oft the main
He sits deep-musing, whether to attempt

Before the glazing light of Dian spreads
The town that night by storm, or patient wait A mirror smooth; the ruler of the winds
For some event less bloody, casual boon

Anon from troubled clouds, and ocean's god Of time and fortune. Wasteful is delay,

From his tempestuous chariot, give the sign But precious too his soldiers; such brave lives For wild commotion; then the surging brine The full completion of his vast design

Assails the loftiest tops of reeling masts, Requires. Thus, dubious, till the second watch Foams on the rocks, and deluges the beach.

Accept from me good tidings in return
BOOK XIX.

For thine. Intelligence this hour hath brought,

That vigilant Cleander hath possessid
Tue morning breaks; Nicanor sudden greets The naval fort, an inlet to the town
The gen'ral; welcome tidings in these words For his whole army, pouring from our ships
He utters loud : “ The citadel is won,

Successive numbers, if the Persian bands
The tyrant slaughter'd. With our sacred guide Yet meditate resistance. Not to give
A rugged, winding track, in brambles hid,

Their consiernation leisure to subside,
Half up a crag we climb'd; there, stooping low, Against the walls each standard shall advance."
A narrow cleft we enter'd; mazy still

He sairl, and gave command. The diff'rent chiefs
We trod through dusky bowe's of a rock,

Head their battalions. Oreus trembling sees
While our conductor gather d, as he stepp'd, Encircling danger; heralds in their pomp,
A clue, which careful in his hand he coil'd.

Dread suinmoners, are nigh. Her foreign guard,
Our spears we trail'd; each soldier held the skirt Depriv'd of wonted leaders, at the fall
Of his preceding comrade. We attain'd

Of Demonax agbast, in thoncht behold
An iron wicket, where the ending line

Death in the conquer'd citadel extend
Was fasten'd; thence a long and steep ascent His hideous arms to beckon from the feet
Was bewn in steps; suspended on the sides, Cleander's valour, and from swarming tents
Bright rows of tapers cheer'd our eyes with light. Themistocles. On his approach the gates
We reach'd the top; there lifting o'er his head Are thrown abroad. From all the Persian bands
A staff, against two horizontal valves

Their javeling, shields, and banners on the ground
Our leader smote, which open’d at the sound. Pale fear deposits. Thus the yielding masts
Behind me Hyacinthus on the rock

Of all their canvass mariners divest, Sunk sudden down, pronouncing in his fall When Eplus is riding on a storm Cleora. I on Hyacinthus callid.

To overwhelm the vessel, which would drive “Is this Cleora's husband?' cried the priest; In full apparel to resist his ire. • Descend, my Pamphila, my wife, descend.' Th’ Athenian, though triumphant, in his joy “ She came, a rev'rend priestess; tender both

Omits no care.

To Æschylus awhile
With me assisting plac'd my speechless friend The charge supreme transferring, he ascends
Within a cleft by me unmark'd before,

The citadel; the Carian victor there
Which seem'd a passare to some devious cell. Conducts himn o'er the palace, shows the corse
Me by the hand Elephenor remov'd

Of Demonax, his treasury unspoild,
Precipitate; a grating door of brass

By chosen Locrians guarded. Pleas'd, the chief Closs'd op my parting steps. ' Ascend,' he said, Embraces Haliartus: “ Friend,” he said, *Make no inquiry : but remain assurd,

“ Though late acquir'd, inestimable friend, His absence now is best.' I mount, I rise

Ilow shall I praise thee? But my bosom, wrapt
Bebind a massy basis which upheld

In long concealment, now to thee alone
Jove grasping thunder, and Saturnia crown'd, Disclos'd, shall warrant my profess'd regard.
Who at his side outstretch'd her scepter'd hand. Know, that whatever thou hast heard, or seen
The troops succeeding fill the spacious dome. Of my Eubæan labours, are no more
Last, unexpected, thence more welcome, rose, Than preparation for a wider stage
Detach'd from Medon with five hundred spears,

Of action. Gold, one necessary means,
Brave Haliartus, who repair'd the want

Thou hast provided; but I want a man
Of my disabled colleague. Now the priest : Of hardy limbs and vig'rous, bold, discreet,

“ Ye chiefs, auxiliar to the gods profan’d, Who all the Persian quarters would explore, And men oppress'd, securely you have reach'd On either side Thermopyla; would trace The citadel of Oreus. The dark hour

Whate'er employs Mardonius, what the time Befriends your high attempt. Let one possess He takes the field, and where his gather'd stores The only entrance from the town below,

Of war deposits. Thessaly provok'd
The other swift the palace must surprise,

Long since my just resentment. Ere the king
Where Demonax lies slumb'ring, if his guilt Of Asia pass'd the Hellespont, I led
Admits of rest, and dreams pot of your pears.' Ten thousand Greeks her passes to defend ;

“ With small resistance from a drowsy guard By her deserted and betray'd, I march'd I seiz'd the gate; the palace soon was forc'd Unprofitably back.” The Carian here: By Haliartus. Demonax maintain'd,

á Had I endowments equal to my will,
From door to door, fierce combat, till he sunk, I were that man. Accept me, as I am;
Blaspheming ev'ry pow'r of Heav'n and Hell, Vers’d in those borders, me, whose faithful zeal
On his own couch, beneath repeated wounds Leonidas experienc'd and approv'd;
Delv'd in his body by the Carian sword,

So let Themistocles. My rustic weeds Whose point produc'd the sever'd bead in view.” I can resume to range th' (Etæan crags, “ This news, Sicinus, to Eudora bear,"

The fields of Locris, and Thessalia's plains. Themistocles began. “ Before her feet

“ Thou art that man," the Atlienian quick reFall grateful, kiss for me her hallow'd robe;

join'd; My venerable friend Tisander hail,

“ Then hold thee ready. Sudden in their birth To her, to him, this victory we owe.

Are my resolves, and, when mature, have wings." Salute Timoxenus, my noble host,

This said, he visits Eschylus below. Greet his excelling daughter; let them hcar Judicious he in stations had dispos'd Of brave Nicanor, and the Carian sword,

The various bands; the pris'ners were secur'd. Which, closing at a blow this dang'rous war, Throughout th' Orëan streets and dwellings reign d Preserves so many Greeks. Carystiau chief, | Tranquillity and order. Hin the son

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