Homer and His Influence, Band 1

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Marshall Jones Company, 1925 - 169 Seiten

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Seite 134 - Heaven's defiance mustering all his waves ; Then sing of secret things that came to pass When beldam Nature in her cradle was ; And last of kings and queens and heroes old ; Such as the wise Demodocus once told In solemn songs at King Alcinous' feast, While sad Ulysses' soul and all the rest 50 Are held with his melodious harmony In willing chains and sweet captivity.
Seite 35 - That wrath which hurl'd to Pluto's gloomy reign The souls of mighty chiefs untimely slain: Whose limbs, unburied on the naked shore, Devouring dogs and hungry vultures tore: Since great Achilles and Atrides strove, Such was the Sov'reign doom, and such the will of Jove!
Seite 141 - Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose : but still persist to read. And Homer will be all the books you need.
Seite 84 - He then devisde himselfe how to disguise ; For by his mighty science he could take As many formes and shapes in seeming wise, As ever Proteus to himselfe could make : Sometime a fowle, sometime a fish in lake, Now like a foxe, now like a dragon fell ; That of himselfe he ofte for feare would quake, And oft would flie away.
Seite 136 - He spake; and, to confirm his words, out-flew Millions of flaming swords, drawn from the thighs Of mighty Cherubim; the sudden blaze Far round illumined Hell. Highly they raged Against the Highest, and fierce with grasped arms Clashed on their sounding shields the din of war, Hurling defiance toward the vault of Heaven.
Seite 78 - See, what a grace was seated on this brow; Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself; An eye like Mars, to threaten and command; A station like the herald Mercury, New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill; A combination, and a form, indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal, To give the world assurance of a man : This was your husband.

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