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THE

TENTH BOOK

OF THE

ODYSSEY.

THE ARGUMENT.

ADVENTURES WITH EOLUS, THE LÆSTRIGONS, AND CIRCE.

ULYSSES arrives at the island of Æolus, who gives him prosperous winds, and incloses the adverse ones in a bag, which his companions untying, they are driven back again, and rejected. Then they sail to the Læstrigons, where they lose eleven ships, and, with one only remaining, proceed to the island of Circe. Eurylochus is sent first with some companions, all which, except Eurylochus, are transformed into swine. Ulysses then undertakes the adventure, and by the help of Mercury, who gives him the herb moly, overcomes the enchantress, and procures the restoration of his men. After a

year's stay with her, he prepares at her instigation for his voyage to the infernal shades.

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Then sudden whirling, like a waving flame,
My beamy falchion, I assault the dame :

Book X.

Published 1 October 1806, by FJ.Du Roveray London.

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