Down comes the rider headlong from his height: His horse came after with unwieldy weight, And, flound’ring forward, pitching on his head, His lord’s incumber’d shoulder overlaid.
Pain’d with his wound, and useless for the fight, The father sought to save himself by flight: Incumber’d, slow he dragg’d the spear along, Which pierc’d his thigh, and in his buckler hung.
They cuff, they scratch, they cross his airy course; Nor can th’ incumber’d bird sustain their force; But vex’d, not vanquish’d, drops the pond’rous prey, And, lighten’d of his burthen, wings his way.
Deep in the root, whether by fate, or chance, Or erring haste, the Trojan drove his lance; Then stoop’d, and tugg’d with force immense, to free Th’ incumber’d spear from the tenacious tree; That, whom his fainting limbs pursued in vain, His flying weapon might from far attain.
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