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Hudibras: Part 1 - Canto III
Samuel Butler
THE ARGUMENT The scatter'd rout return and rally, Surround the place; the Knight does sally, And is made pris'ner: Then they seize Th' inchanted f...Rate it:

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Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto I
Samuel Butler
THE ARGUMENT The Knight by damnable Magician, Being cast illegally in prison, Love brings his Action on the Case. And lays it upon Hudibras. How h...Rate it:

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Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto II
Samuel Butler
THE ARGUMENT The Knight and Squire, in hot dispute, Within an ace of falling out, Are parted with a sudden fright Of strange alarm, and stranger s...Rate it:

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Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I
Samuel Butler
THE ARGUMENT The Knight and Squire resolve, at once, The one the other to renounce. They both approach the Lady's Bower; The Squire t'inform, the ...Rate it:

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Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto II
Samuel Butler
THE ARGUMENT The Saints engage in fierce Contests About their Carnal interests; To share their sacrilegious Preys, According to their Rates of Gra...Rate it:

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Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto III
Samuel Butler
THE ARGUMENT The Knight and squire's prodigious Flight To quit th' inchanted Bow'r by Night. He plods to turn his amorous Suit T' a Plea in Law, a...Rate it:

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Inferno Canto 01
Dante Alighieri
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita . When I had journeyed half of our life's way...Rate it:

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Lord Lundy II - Second Canto
Hilaire Belloc
It happened to Lord Lundy then, As happens to so many men: Towards the age of twenty-six, They shoved him into politics; In which profession he...Rate it:

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M'Fingal - Canto II
John Trumbull
The Sun, who never stops to dine, Two hours had pass'd the mid-way line, And driving at his usual rate, Lash'd on his downward car of state. And no...Rate it:

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M'Fingal - Canto III
John Trumbull
Now warm with ministerial ire, Fierce sallied forth our loyal 'Squire, And on his striding steps attends His desperate clan of Tory friends. When s...Rate it:

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Marmion: Canto 6 (excerpt)
Sir Walter Scott
Next morn the Baron climb'd the tower, To view afar the Scottish power, Encamp'd on Flodden edge: The white pavilions made a show,...Rate it:

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Marmion: Canto II. - The Convent
Sir Walter Scott
I. The breeze, which swept away the smoke, Round Norham Castle rolled, When all the loud artillery spoke, With lightning-flash, and thunder-stroke...Rate it:

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Marmion: Canto III. - The Inn
Sir Walter Scott
I. The livelong day Lord Marmion rode: The mountain path the Palmer showed, By glen and streamlet winded still, Where stunted birches hid the rill...Rate it:

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Marmion: Canto IV. - The Camp
Sir Walter Scott
I. Eustace, I said, did blithely mark The first notes of the merry lark. The lark sang shrill, the cock he crew, And loudly Marmion's bugles blew,...Rate it:

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Marmion: Canto V. - The Court
Sir Walter Scott
I. The train has left the hills of Braid; The barrier guard have open made (So Lindesay bade) the palisade, That closed the tented ground; Their m...Rate it:

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Marmion: Introduction to Canto I
Sir Walter Scott
November's sky is chill and drear, November's leaf is red and sear: Late, gazing down the steepy linn That hems our little garden in, Low in its da...Rate it:

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Marmion: Introduction to Canto II.
Sir Walter Scott
The scenes are desert now, and bare, Where flourished once a forest fair When these waste glens with copse were lined, And peopled with the hart an...Rate it:

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Marmion: Introduction to Canto III.
Sir Walter Scott
Like April morning clouds, that pass, With varying shadow, o'er the grass, And imitate, on field and furrow, Life's chequered scene of joy and sorr...Rate it:

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Marmion: Introduction to Canto IV.
Sir Walter Scott
An ancient minstrel sagely said, 'Where is the life which late we led?' That motley clown in Arden wood, Whom humorous Jaques with envy viewed, Not...Rate it:

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Marmion: Introduction to Canto V.
Sir Walter Scott
When dark December glooms the day, And takes our autumn joys away; When short and scant the sunbeam throws, Upon the weary waste of snows, A cold a...Rate it:

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Marmion: Introduction to Canto VI.
Sir Walter Scott
Heap on more wood! the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still. Each age has deemed the new-born year Th...Rate it:

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Notes for Canto CXX
Ezra Pound
I have tried to write Paradise Do not move Let the wind speak that is paradise. Let the Gods forgive what I have made Let those I love try to for...Rate it:

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Orlando Furioso Canto 10
Ludovico Ariosto
ARGUMENT Another love assails Bireno's breast, Who leaves one night Olympia on the shore. To Logistilla's holy realm addressed, Rogero goes, nor he...Rate it:

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Orlando Furioso Canto 10
Ludovico Ariosto
ARGUMENT Another love assails Bireno's breast, Who leaves one night Olympia on the shore. To Logistilla's holy realm addressed, Rogero goes, nor he...Rate it:

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Orlando Furioso Canto 11
Ludovico Ariosto
ARGUMENT Assisted by the magic ring she wears, Angelica evanishes from view. Next in a damsel, whom a giant bears Beneath his arm, his bride Rogero...Rate it:

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