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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 droop'd head sinks gradually low — And through his side the last drops, ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one,... "
Routledge's readings, selected and arranged by E. Routledge - Page 67
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Selected Poems

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Poetry - 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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Museum of Words: The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery

James A. W. Heffernan - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 249 pages
...indignation, unaccomplished rage; And still the cheated eye expects his fall. (Liberty 4. 152-62) Byron: I see before me the Gladiator lie: He leans upon his...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...
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Europa: Or, Scenes And Society in England, France, Italy And Switzerland

Daniel Eddy - Travel - 2005 - 508 pages
...as " He leans upon his hand — Ms manly brow Consents to death, but conquers agony, And his drooped head sinks gradually low ; And through his side the...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 form of beauty,...
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Walks in Rome

Augustus Hare - Transportation - 2005 - 360 pages
...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 of a thuüder.shower ; and BOW The arena swims around him — he is goiae, Ere ceased the mbtmian shout...
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Death in Ancient Rome

Catharine Edwards, Reader in Classics and Ancient History Catharine Edwards - History - 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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