Dialogues of Lucian: From the Greek, Volumen2

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W. Flexney, 1779 - 420 páginas

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Página 105 - Talk not of ruling in this dolorous gloom, Nor think vain words (he cried) can ease my doom. Rather I'd choose laboriously to bear A weight of woes, and breathe the vital air, A slave to some poor hind that toils for bread, Than reign the sceptred monarch of the dead.
Página 343 - Nor ply'd the grafs, nor bent the tender grain ; And when along the level feas they flew, Scarce on the furface curl'd the briny dew; Such Erichthonius was : from him there came The facred Tros, of whom the Trojan name. 275 Three fons renown'd adorn'd his nuptial bed, Ilus, Aflaracas, and Ganymed : The matchlefs Ganymed, divinely fair.
Página 181 - Th' undaunted guard of cloud-compelling Jove. — When the bright partner of his awful reign, The warlike maid, and monarch of the main, * The traitor-gods, by mad ambition driven, 520 Durst threat with chains th...
Página 343 - Outstripp'd the winds in speed upon the plain, Flew o'er the fields, nor hurt the bearded grain : She swept the seas, and, as she skimm'd along, Her flying feet unbath'd on billows hung.
Página 100 - There is a beautiful moral couch'd in the fable of his being married to Hebe, or youth, after death : to imply, that a perpetual youth or a reputation which never grows old, is the reward of those Heroes, who like Hercules employ their courage for the good of humankind. 758. Inimitably wrought with skill divine.} This verse is not without obscurity; Eustathius gives us several interpretations of it. Mf) T6xvr|crdu6vos, nr|S
Página 231 - Now, this ceremony is so notoriously and directly transmitted to them from Paganism, that their own writers make not the least scruple to own it. The Jesuit...
Página 397 - ... beft. Thus, by not leaning to either fide, you are fure of being fafe. Above all things remember the advice which I have fo repeatedly given, not to confine your views to the praifes and honours of the preient age, but to take a far nobier and wider fcope.
Página 395 - Catlimachus, fome of wliofe works are now extant, had fuch an averfion to long and tedious works, that to him is attributed that old and true faying, a great book is a great evil. He could not therefore be the CaUiraachus here cenfured.
Página 181 - Embrace his knees, at his tribunal fall; Conjure him far to drive the Grecian train, To hurl them headlong to their fleet and main, To heap the...
Página 396 - Syracufe ; not adding one vnaeceflary word. If you think him tedious in recounting the ravages of the peftilence, do but attend to the variety and multiplicity of his matter, and you will acknowledge, that the flying pen of the hiftorian is impeded by the numerous incidents crowding upon him.

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