The Gods of Homer and Virgil: Or, Mythology for Children

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Joseph Thomas, 1837 - 210 pages

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Page 196 - With many a weary step, and many a groan, Up the high hill he heaves a huge round stone; The huge round stone, resulting with a bound, Thunders impetuous down, and smokes along the ground.
Page 12 - Clime of the unforgotten brave ! Whose land from plain to mountain-cave Was Freedom's home or Glory's grave ! Shrine of the mighty ! can it be, That this is all remains of thee?
Page 29 - Meantime imperial Neptune heard the sound Of raging billows breaking on the ground. Displeased, and fearing for his...
Page 26 - This fated sign their foundress Juno gave, Of a soil fruitful, and a people brave. Sidonian Dido here with solemn state Did Juno's temple build, and consecrate, Enrich'd with gifts, and with a golden shrine; But more the goddess made the place divine.
Page 36 - The foes already have possess'd the wall : Troy nods from high, and totters to her fall. Enough is paid to Priam's royal name, More than enough to duty and to fame. If by a mortal hand my father's throne Could be defended, 'twas by mine alone. Now Troy to thee commends her future state, And gives her gods companions of thy fate : From their assistance, happier walls expect, Which, wand'ring long, at last thou shalt erect.
Page 96 - Tis built of brass, the better to diffuse The spreading sounds, and multiply the news; Where echoes in repeated echoes play; A mart for ever full, and open night and day. Nor silence is within, nor voice express, But a deaf noise of sounds, that never cease ; Confused, and chiding, like the hollow roar Of tides receding from the insulted shore; Or like the broken thunder heard from far, When Jove to distance drives the rolling war.
Page 174 - Twas dead of night, when weary bodies close Their eyes in balmy sleep, and soft repose : The winds no longer whisper through the woods, Nor murmuring tides disturb the gentle floods. The stars in silent order moved around ; And Peace, with downy wings, was brooding on the ground. The flocks and herds, and...
Page 171 - And t' other seer, yet by his wife unsold. A thousand others of immortal fame ; Among the rest, fair Atalanta came, Grace of the woods : a diamond buckle bound Her vest behind, that else had...
Page 30 - The realms of ocean and the fields of air Are mine, not his; by fatal lot to me The liquid empire fell, and trident of the sea. His pow'r to hollow caverns is confin'd, There let him reign, the jailor of the wind: With hoarse commands his breathing subjects call, And boast and bluster in his empty hall.
Page 92 - Appear'd around, and groves of living green ; Poplars and alders ever quivering play'd, And nodding cypress form'da fragrant shade ; On whose high branches, waving with the storm, The birds of broadest wing their...

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