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The Twelve Labours of Hercules, Son of Jupiter and Alcmena

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THE

TWELVE LABOURS

OF

HERCULES,

SON OF

JUPITER & ALCMENA.


LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY DIDIER AND TEBBETT, AT THE
JUVENILE LIBRARY OF ENGLISH, FRENCH,
AND ITALIAN BOOKS, AND REPOSITORY
OF INSTRUCTIVE GAMES, NO. 75,
ST. JAMES'S STREET.

1808.

Price, Plain 1s. Coloured 1s. 6d.

LONDON.
Published by Didier & Tebbett, 75, St. James' Street;
April 2, 1808.


Hercules in his Cradle Strangles two Serpents.

The Twelve

Labours of Hercules,

Son of

Jupiter and Alcmena.


1

The Nemæan Lion.

By Juno's hate urged on, Alcmena's Son,
At sixteen years his noble toils begun.
Nemæa's dreadful Lion first he sought,
The savage slew & to Eurystheus brought,
From his huge sides his shaggy spoils he tore,
Around him threw, & e'er in triumph wore.


2

The Lernæan Hydra.

On Lerna's pest th' undaunted Hero rushes,
With massy club her hundred heads he crushes,
In vain. One crush'd, two hissing heads arise,
Till good Iolas to each wound applies
The burning brand. Dipt in the Hydra's gall,
His arrows slightest wound is death to all.


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