sexta-feira, 22 de julho de 2016

Leões amigáveis

Briton Rivière, Una and the Lion
«The lion would not leave her desolate, but went with her as a strong guard and as a faithful companion. When she slept he kept watch, and when she waked he waited diligently, ready to help her in any way he could. He always knew from her looks what she wanted.»
William Bell Scott, Una and the lion (1860, National Galleries Scotland)
Septimus Edwin Scott, Una and the Lion
John Bell, Una and the lion (1847, Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres)
«The lion would not leave her desolate, 
But with her went along, as a strong guard 
Of her chaste person, and a faithful mate. 
Still, when she slept, he kept both watch and ward; 
And, when she waked, he waited diligent,
With humble service to her will prepared: 
From her fair eyes he took commandment 
And ever by her looks conceivèd her intent.»
Edmund Spenser, «Una and the Lion»

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