Homer, Volume 3

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Harper & Brothers, 1842

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Page 8 - The birds of broadest wing their mansion form, The chough, the seamew, the loquacious crow, And scream aloft, and skim the deeps below. Depending vines the shelving cavern screen, With purple clusters blushing through the green. Four limpid fountains from the clefts distil...
Page 122 - 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 267 - But, bless'd in her, possess these arms alone, Heir of my father's strength, as well as throne." He spoke ; then rising, his broad sword unbound, And cast his purple garment on the ground. A trench he open'd ; in a line he placed 125 The level axes, and the points made fast.
Page 94 - She faints, she falls; she lifts her weeping eyes. 'What art thou? say ! from whence, from whom you came? O more than human ! tell thy race, thy name. Amazing strength, these poisons to sustain! Not mortal thou, nor mortal is thy brain.
Page 135 - Than linger life away, and nourish woe.' "Thus he: the beeves around securely stray, When swift to ruin they invade the prey; They seize, they kill! - but for the rite divine. The barley fail'd, and for libations wine. Swift from the oak they strip the shady pride; And verdant leaves the flowery cake supplied. "With prayer they now address the...
Page 15 - The Pleiads, Hyads, with the northern team; And great Orion's more refulgent beam; To which, around the axle of the sky, The Bear, revolving, points his golden eye, Still shines exalted on th' ethereal plain, Nor bathes his blazing forehead in the main.
Page 15 - Phaeacia's dusky coast, And woody mountains, half in vapours lost; That lay before him, indistinct and vast, Like a broad shield amid the watery waste.
Page 81 - I deem'd some godlike giant to behold, Or lofty hero, haughty, brave, and bold ; Not this weak pigmy-wretch, of mean design, Who, not by strength subdued me, but by wine. But come, accept our gifts, and join to pray...
Page 104 - O, say, what angry power Elpenor led To glide in shades, and wander with the dead ? How could thy soul, by realms and seas disjoined, Outfly the nimble sail, and leave the lagging wind...
Page 68 - They went and found a hospitable race; Not prone to ill, nor strange to foreign guest, They eat, they drink, and nature gives the feast; The trees around them, all their fruit produce; Lotos, the name; divine nectareous juice!

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