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By Charles Dickens

Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton are alike in visual appeal, diversified in personality and in love with an identical girl. in the course of the French Revolution, Darnay, who has fled to London to flee the cruelty of the French the Aristocracy, needs to go back to Paris to rescue his servant from loss of life. yet he endangers his personal lifestyles and is captured. Carton are able to aid, yet will his resemblance be adequate to save lots of Darnay's life?

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Now my weary lips I close; Leave me, leave me to repose. O: Yet a while my call obey. Prophetess, awake and say, 75 What virgins these in speechless woe, [] That bend to earth their solemn brow, That their flaxen tresses tear, And snowy veils, that float in air. Tell me, whence their sorrows rose : 80 Then I leave thee to repose. 42 Pr : Ha! no traveller art thou, King of men, I know thee now, Mightiest of a mighty line—— O: 85 No boding maid of skill divine Art thou, nor prophetess of good; But mother of the giant-brood!

Scotland, through each winding vale 60 Far and wide the notes prolong. Sisters, hence with spurs of speed : Each her thundering faulchion wield, Each bestride her sable steed. Hurry, hurry to the field. The Descent of Odin. An Ode Uprose the King of Men with speed, [] [] And saddled straight his coal-black steed : Down the yawning steep he rode 5 That leads to Hela’s drear abode. [] Him the dog of darkness spied : [] His shaggy throat he opened wide, While from his jaws with carnage filled Foam and human gore distilled : Hoarse he bays with hideous din, 10 Eyes, that glow, and fangs, that grin, And long pursues with fruitless yell 40 The father of the powerful spell.

He finished; then with unrelenting eye Askance he turned him, hasty to renew The hellish feast, and rent his trembling prey. Translation from Propertius, Elegies, II, 1 [] To Maecenas You ask, why thus my loves I still rehearse, Whence the soft strain and ever-melting verse? From Cynthia all, that in my numbers shines : She is my genius, she inspires the lines; 5 No Phoebus else, no other muse I know; She tunes my easy rhyme, and gives the lay to flow. If the loose curls around her forehead play, Or lawless o’er their ivory margin stray : If the thin Coan web her shape reveal, 10 [] And half disclose those limbs it should conceal : Of those loose curls, that ivory front I write; Of the dear web whole volumes I indite : Or if to music she the lyre awake, That the soft subject of my song I make, 15 And sing with what a careless grace she flings Her artful hand across the sounding strings.

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