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7TH ARGUT CNT.

CONTINUATION of the mad feats of Orlando. The poet takri

leave of Angelica. Dissertions in the camp of Agramant renewed. Rogern and Mandrieurco first named by lot lo «lecide their quarrel for the shield of lector. Description and issue of their combat. Bramant laments the alisence of her lover, and lifars tidings of him by Hippalca. Rinaldo arrives at Mount Ali),10, and prepares with his brethren Guichardo, Richardo, Richardetto, and Alardo, and his kinsmen Vivian and Malagigi, to go to be assistance of Charles. Bradainant remains beliad at Mount Alio.

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THURTIETI BOOK

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ORLANDO FURIOSO.

WUCN Reason, that should still in bounds restrain
Each sudden varmili, to Passion gives the rcin ;
And blindfold Ruse our hand or lips can move
To injure those who merit most our love;
Though we with tears our errors past bemoan,
Such tears can never for th' offence atone.
In vain, alas ! I sorely now repent
Those words in wich I save my anger vent;
Since üke a liretch I fare, who while atrest
With slow discase, has long his plaints supporest,
Till hopeless grown, to wild impatience driven,
lle arms his congue aguinst dispensing lieuven:
Flis health restor’d, he owns his crime with griel,
Bit words once spoke admit of no relief.
Yet, ever-courteous dames! I hope from you
To meet that grace for which I lowly sue.
Forgive, what from a lover's frenzy came,
And to my beauteous for transfer the blaine;

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She plunges me in ills, she bids me burn
With fierce resentment, that indulg'd must turn
On my own head---Ileaven only knows if love
So true as mine, deserves such fate to prove.
Not less my madness than Orlando's rage,
And such as well may pity's car engage;
Like his, who wandering now from hill to plain, 25
Had travers'd o'er Marsilius' wide domain.

Day following day from place to place he flew,
While at his back the lifeless beast he drew.
At length he reach'd a stream whose amiple tide
Pour'd to the sea; there on the turfy side

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The carcase left, and switly plunging o'er,
lle gain’d by siress of arms the further shorc.
When near the banks a village-swain he view'd,
Who brought his horse to water at the flood,
And onward held his way, nor thought of fear 35
To see one naked like Orlando near.
Let me (the madman cry’d) thy courser tale,
With my good mare I mean th' exchange to make:
Look if thou wilt---behold she lies at hand,
Tor dead I left her there on yonder strand.

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I left her dead---but well I know thy care
Will bind hier wounds and every hurt repair.
Gire me thy steed--- and avith hini further pay

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For such a fair exchange ---dismount I pray
In courtesy to speed me on my way.

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Loud laughid the swain, but auswering not a word
The madman left, and turn’d him to the ford.
Thou hearst me not---(enrag'd Orlando cry'd)
Give me thx horse---and with a lengthen'd stride

Advancing swift, i stati the herdsman shook

50 Of knotty oak, with which the carl he struck : At this the Paladin was rous'd to ire, He gnash'd his teeth, his eye-balls flash'd with fire. With hand unaru'd he dealt a crashing wound, And stretch'd the peasant lifeless on the ground. 53 He mounts his steed, he scours the public ways, And towns and villages in ruin lays: No rest, no provender the beast he gives, But in a few short days disabled leaves. Nor will Orlando long on foot remain,

60 But soon by force another steed obtain: Whate'er he meets his lawless prize he makes; Ile kills; the rider, and the courser takes. Arrival at Malaya, the frantic knight Filld every part with tumult and affright: Such was the ravage of his fearful hand, Two years suffic'd not to recruit the land. Such numbers slain he left where'er he pass'd, Such buildings burnt, to earth so many cast, That halt the country look'd a dreary waste. 70 To Zizera lie thence pursu'd his way, That near the straits of Zibelterra lay. There loosen'd from the strand a hark he view'd, In which a troop for solace on the flood,

Ver. 54. With hand unarm'd--- ] The Italian is,

Sul capo del p.store un puguo serra

Che pezza l'oss0......
Literally,
He truck the shepherd a blow on the head with his fist, 2nd

Pbt his skull.

Enjoy'd the freshness of the morning breeze,

75 And skimm'd the surface of the tranquil seas : On them Orlando call'd aloud to stay, And him their partner in the bark convey. In vain he call'd, when none to hcar inclin'd; A guest like him could little welcome find.

80 Swift o'er the level tide the vessel Nlies, As sails the swallow through the liquid skies.

At this, with blows on blow's Orlando drives His steed though loth, and at the sea arrives. The steed reluctant enters in the waves,

85 Long rainly struggling: now the water laves His knces and breast; now swells on either side, Till scarce his head appears above the tide. No more returning shall he quit the surge, While o'er his ears the madman waves the scourge. Ou Ah! wretched steed! whose life must soon be lost, Unless thou swimm'st to Afric's distant coast. Now more and more, withdrawing from the land, Orlando loses sight of hills and strand. Far in the sea he wades; between his eyes

95 And objects lost the billows fall and rise: Till now unequal to the watery strife, The beast concludes his swimming and his life: He sunk, and with the steed had sunk his load, But self-supported on the heaving flood,

100 His nervous arms and legs Orlando plyd, And from his mouth espell’d the briny tile; While Fortune, that o'er madmen still presides, From death preserves him, and to Setta guides; Then lands him sase, where near arose in sight 103 The walls in distance twice an arrow's flight:

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