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Hero and Leander

 
dc.contributor Ule, Louis
dc.contributor.author Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-27
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-04T11:05:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-04T11:05:45Z
dc.date.created 1598
dc.date.issued 1979-09-08
dc.identifier ota:2238
dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/2238
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12024/2238
dc.description.abstract First published in 1598.
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Oxford
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dc.subject.lcsh Poems -- England -- 16th century
dc.title Hero and Leander
dc.type Text
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otaterms.date.range 1500-1599

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HERO ) HERO AND LEANDER. ON HELLESPONT, GUILTY OF TRUELOVE'S BLOOD, IN VIEW AND OPPOSITE TWO CITIES STOOD, SEABORDERERS, DISJOINED 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 OFFERED 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 BORDERED 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 REACHED TO THE GROUND BENEATH. HER VEIL WAS ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS AND LEAVES WHOSE WORKMANSHIP BOTH MAN AND BEAST DECEIVES. MANY WOULD PRAISE THE SWEET SMELL AS SHE PASSED, WHEN 'TWAS THE ODOR WHICH HER BREATH FORTH CAST; A . . .

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