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1812. Excerpt: ... And, with dreadful shrieks bewailing Their
disasters in the fray, Grieve to see the captive Princess, And the
slain Prince Gargaray. But the lovely Celidonia, By renown'd
Rinaldo won, In a sweet and tender accent This endearing speech
begun: --"O, my Lord, what pain to see you "Such great hazards
undertake, "And expose a life so valu'd "For poor Celidonia's sake
" Round he clasp'd the gentle maiden, Gave her lips a balmy kiss;
In his eyes the tears stood trembling, Tears of soft delicious
bliss. Much he dreads some fatal mischief, Dreads to lose the maid
again; And his heart, with terror beating, Throbs with agonizing
pain. But the lovely fair consoling, Much he strives to calm her
fear; "Sweetest Princess, to my bosom "Life itself is not so dear."
Thus, in gentle converse speaking, Her stern brother came in view,
And a deadly wound he gave her, For he pierc'd her body through. In
the arms of brave Rinaldo, Bleeding, see the Princess lies; But her
lips console the hero, As her drooping spirit flies. "O, brave
youth, whom truly loving, "Since for you I bow to death, "Still
you'll hold me dear to mem'ry, "While you shall enjoy your breath
"Well you know I left my parents, "Left my native home for you,
"And, believe me, Celidonia "Ne'er had prov'd to love untrue. "O,
farewell my wand'ring spirit "Now must other regions seek; "O,
farewell " for ever closing Then her lips, no more could speak. One
deep groan she gave--Rinaldo Groan'd alike with deadly pain, Whilst
these words he faintly utter'd In a piteous, mournful strain:
--"Ah, unhappy me no longer "Let the voice of lofty fame "The
renown'd, the great Rinaldo, "Call my misery-stricken name. "Death,
how kind would'st thou but take me "For I value life no more;
"Lovely Celidonia losing, "All my bosom did a...
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