From: VAX::LOU "Lou Burnard" 10-JAN-1989 14:53:22.09
Subj: fanshawe's lusiad book 1
From: CBS%UK.AC.BANGOR.COMPLAB.VAXA::V002 10-JAN-1989 14:52:01.02
Via: UK.AC.BANGOR.VAXA; Tue, 10 Jan 89 14:51 GMT
Date: 10-JAN-1989 14:48:54 GMT
Arms, and the men above the vulgar file,
Who from the Western Lusitanian shore
Past even beyond the Trapobanian Isle,
Through seas which never ship has sailed before;
Who (brave in action, patient in long toil,
Beyond what strength of human nature bore)
'Mongst nations, under other stars, acquired.
A modern sceptre which to heaven aspired.
Likewise those Kings of glorious memory,
Who sowed and propagated where they passed
The faith with the new empire (making dry
The breasts of Asia, and laying waste
Black Afric's vicious glebe) and those who by
Their deeds at home left not their names defaced,
My song shall spread where ever there are men,
If wit an . . .