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Metamorphoses: Book The First

Rating: 2.9
OF bodies chang'd to various forms, I sing:
Ye Gods, from whom these miracles did spring,
Inspire my numbers with coelestial heat;
'Till I my long laborious work compleat:
And add perpetual tenour to my rhimes,
Deduc'd from Nature's birth, to Caesar's times.
The Creation of Before the seas, and this terrestrial ball,
the World And Heav'n's high canopy, that covers all,
One was the face of Nature; if a face:
Rather a rude and indigested mass:
A lifeless lump, unfashion'd, and unfram'd,
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Kayode Are 20 January 2016
A timeless piece worth slogging through. Stories within the story to illuminate vices, virtues and myth. Lovely lines which ruffle and excite; 'promiscuous grace', 'man diffides in his own augury', 'All are corrupt and all must be destroyed'. An interesting slice of intellectual metamorphosis.
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