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" I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon his hand — his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks gradually low — And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one,... "
A course of elementary reading in science and literature, compiled by J.M. M ... - Page 386
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The Works of Lord Byron: With an Introduction and Bibliography

George Gordon Byron - 1994 - 860 pages
...worms — on battle-plains or listed spot ? Both are but theatre« where the chief actors rot. CXL. I see before me the Gladiator lie : He leans upon...brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his droop'd head sinks gradually low— And through his aide the last drops, ebbing slow Prom the red gash,...
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A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

John Varriano - 1995 - 278 pages
...surely the most memorable is that found in the fourth canto of Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: I see before me the gladiator lie: He leans upon his hand - his manly brow Consents to his death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks low, And through his side the last drops,...
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Selected Poems

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1996 - 830 pages
...1250 Of worms - on battle-plains or listed spot? Both are but theatres where the chief actors rot. I see before me the Gladiator lie: He leans upon his...manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, 1255 And his droop'd head sinks gradually low And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From...
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The Romantic Imagination: Literature and Art in England and Germany

Frederick Burwick, Jürgen Klein, Jurgen Klein - 1996 - 454 pages
...pair of lovers; Raine glosses this set of figures as "an emblem of the source of ail life" (9). ebhing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder-shower. (1256-8). Equally revealing is the order of the ekphrastic passages, which begin with Venus (433-68),...
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Europa: Or, Scenes And Society in England, France, Italy And Switzerland

Daniel Eddy - 2005 - 508 pages
...founder of the great and glorious empire ; the Dying Gladiator, as " He leans upon his hand — Ms manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony,...gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder shower ; " — the Venus of the Capitol, none too well veiled for common gaze ; and many a...
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Walks in Rome

Augustus Hare - 2005 - 360 pages
...the Dying Gladiator. ' I see before me the gladiator lie : He leans upon 1ш liiw'i Ыа ша»1у brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks gradually low,— And through !ш ящг. the last, drnpíi, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first...
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Death in Ancient Rome

Catharine Edwards, Reader in Classics and Ancient History Catharine Edwards - 2007 - 287 pages
...treatment of Rome (first published in 1818), famously evokes the death of a gladiator in the Colosseum: He leans upon his hand - his manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony. (Canto IV, stanzas 140-1) The 'inhuman shout' of the Roman spectators hails the victor; the dying man...
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