The Lusiad, Or, The Discovery of India: An Epic Poem, Translated from the Portuguese of Luis de Camoëns, with a Life of the Poet
This poem, written in Homeric style, focuses on a fantastical interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries.
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admiral ancient appear arms band bear behold bends beneath blood boast bold BOOK bound brave breast called Camoëns Cape chief Christian command death deep divine dread East English ev'ry eyes fair faith fall fame fate field fire fleet force Gama gave give glorious glows gold hand happy head heaven Henry heroes History holy honour hope human India island Italy John king land living lord lost Lusian manner monarch Moorish Moors mountains native nature never night Notes o'er ocean poem poet Portrait Portugal Portuguese pride prince proud queen race rage received reign rise round sacred sail says sent shade shining ships shore smiles sons soon spirit spread stand sword thee thou thousand tide toils Trans translator trembling various vols waves wide wild winds youth