Homer's Iliad

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World Publishing House, 1877 - 544 pages

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Page 141 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground ; Another race the following spring supplies ; They fall successive, and successive rise : So generations in their course decay ; So flourish these when those are pass'd away.
Page 152 - ... ethereal throne, And all ye deathless powers, protect my son ! Grant him, like me, to purchase just renown, To guard the Trojans, to defend the crown, Against his country's foes the war to wage, And rise the Hector of the future age ! So when triumphant from successful toils Of heroes slain he bears the reeking spoils, Whole hosts may hail him with deserved acclaim, And say, " This chief transcends his father's fame While pleased, amidst the general shouts of Troy, His mother's conscious heart...
Page v - ... the reader is hurried out of himself by the force of the poet's imagination, and turns in one place to a hearer, in another to a spectator.
Page ix - The truth of it is, Virgil seldom rises into very astonishing sentiments, where he is not fired by the Iliad.
Page 210 - Yet hear one word, and lodge it in thy heart ; No more molest me on Atrides' part : Is it for him these tears are taught to flow ? For him these sorrows ? for my mortal foe ? A generous friendship no cold medium knows, Burns with one love, with one resentment glows ; One should our interests and our passions be ; My friend must hate the man that injures me.
Page 270 - Could all our care elude the gloomy grave, Which claims no less the fearful than the brave, For lust of fame I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war. But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease, and death's inexorable doom, The life, which others pay, let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe ; Brave though we fall, and honour'd if we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give!
Page 270 - Xanthus' streams enrich the Lycian plain, Our numerous herds that range the fruitful field. And hills where vines their purple harvest yield, Our foaming bowls with purer nectar crown'd, Our feasts enhanc'd with...
Page vii - Homer's poems into one, which is yet but a fourth part as large as his. The other Epic Poets have...
Page viii - ... of it, to which he takes care to give a tincture of that principal one. For example: the main characters of Ulysses and Nestor consist in wisdom; and they are distinct in this, that the wisdom of one is artificial and various, of the other natural, open, and regular.
Page 26 - With chosen pilots, and with labouring oars. Soon shall the fair the sable ship ascend, And some deputed prince the charge attend ; This Greta's king, or Ajax shall fulfil, Or wise Ulysses see perform 'd our will ; Or, if our royal pleasure shall ordain, Achilles...

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