Sir Arthur Gorges

(1557-1625 / England)

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1. Lvcans Pharsalia: The First Booke 10/6/2010

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Lvcans Pharsalia: The First Booke

The Argvment

VVhat motiues did this warre incense,
Cæsars and Pompeys insolence.
Forbidden Rubicon is past,
Aryminum surpris'd in haste.
Tribunes disgrac'd from Rome retire:
They Cæsars heart doe set on fire.
To warres his Legions he exhorts,
And calles from farre his old Cohorts.
The wofull Citties mazed plight,
With Pompeys base vntimely flight.
A stowt Decree the Senate make,
And then for feare doe Rome forsake.
Lastly, prodigious signes are seene,
And what the Augures answers beene.

A more then ciuill warre I sing,
That through ...

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