5 edition of Roderick, the last of the Goths found in the catalog.
Includes (p. -260):NotesShaw & Shoemaker, 35983Microfiche. New Canaan, CT : Readex. microfiches. (Early American imprints.Second series ; no. 35983).Photographed from an imperfect copy:all after p. 260 lacking
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|Pagination||xvi, 121 p. :|
|Number of Pages||88|
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Before we examine the romantic material embedded in The Chronicle of Don Roderic, with the Destruction of Spain, it will be well to trace the story of the downfall the last of the Goths the Gothic empire in Spain by the aid of such materials as we can trust to supply us with a more or less accurate account of it. ] The story of the present poem is interesting, and would probably have made an excellent romance.
org for item rodericklastofg00soutuoft on September 22, 2008: no visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1844. Few passages in history afford such an opportunity for the delineation of the deeper human passions as the episode which resulted in the betrayal of an entire country for the gratification of a private wrong.
Roderic scrupulously followed the Elder's injunctions, found the reptile, and waited patiently till the two-headed serpent had waxed great within the jar. Regarding the rape scene, it is possible that Southey removed Roderick's guilt to create a the last of the Goths sympathetic character.
The Moor Abd al-Aziz is assassinated. But he clasped his hands and, commending himself to God, begged to be delivered from temptation. Walid encouraged him to proceed Roderick it. This he was instructed to raise, when he would find below it three little serpents, one having two heads. It has, however, several capital defects, that make it altogether unfit for an heroic poem". These are to be found in the General Chronicle of Spain and in the pages of the The last of the Goths historians.
Roderic's story is told the British 2000. Had he, in fact, produced much great poetry in the hardly existing intervals of his task-work in prose, he would have been unlike any poet of whom time leaves record.a Moorish leader who wanted Florinda as his wife and Julian's lands as his own, begins to work against Julian and turns the Moors against him.
Last night a hundred pages did serve me on the knee, To-night not one I call my own; not one pertains to me LOCKHART, Spanish Ballads THE tragic and tumultuous story of the manner in which Spain was delivered into the hands of the Moors is surely a theme worthy of treatment by the highest genius. Racial sentiment refuses to admit the death of a popular leader, and have not legends been afloat even in our own day concerning the lamented Lord Kitchener?
He impressed upon Musa the natural advantages of his native land, and laid stress upon its distracted and defenceless condition, the effeminacy and degeneracy of its warriors, and the unprotected state of its cities.
The overthrow of Roderick, the last Gothic kind, and the beginning. Well did the Chiefs Of Julian's army in that hour support Their old esteem ; and well Count Pedro there Enhanced his former praise ; and by his side, Rejoicing like a bridegroom in the strife, Alphonso through the host of infidels Bore on his bloody lance dismay and death. Witiza, his predecessor, had slain Roderic's father, the governor of a province, and, whether to gratify his revenge or purely because of his ambitions, Roderic succeeded in having the claims of Witiza's two sons set aside and in securing the crown for himself.
After freeing Pelayo, he meets Florinda who reveals that her rape was not Roderick's fault. Together, they escape the city and meet up with Roderick and Siverian.
Had he, in fact, produced much great poetry in the hardly existing intervals of his task-work in prose, he would have been unlike any poet of whom time leaves record.
The watchman on the battlements partakes The stillness of the solemn hour ; he feels The silence of the earth ; the endless sound Of flowing water soothes him ; and the stars, Which in that brightest moonlight well nigh quench.
He is well-known as "the last king of the Goths".