Introductions to the Study of the Greek Classic Poets: Designed Principally for the Use of Young Persons at School and College

James Munroe, 1842 - 242 páginas

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Página 13 - In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman, stretched On the soft grass through half a summer's day, With music lulled his indolent repose : And, in some fit of weariness, if he, When his own breath was silent, chanced to hear A distant strain, far sweeter than the sounds Which his poor skill could make, his fancy fetched, Even from the blazing chariot of the sun, A beardless Youth, who touched a golden lute, And filled the illumined groves with ravishment.
Página 2 - LEAR. Then let them anatomize Regan ; see what breeds about her heart. Is there any cause in nature that makes these hard hearts?
Página 1 - Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners' legs ; The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers ; The traces, of the smallest spider's web ; The collars, of the moonshine's watery beams ; Her whip, of cricket's bone ; the lash, of film ; Her...
Página 12 - Could find commodious place for every God, Promptly received, as prodigally brought, From the surrounding countries, at the choice Of all adventurers. With...
Página 197 - An ox-stealer should be both tall and strong, And I am but a little newborn thing, Who, yet at least, can think of nothing wrong: My business is to suck, and sleep, and fling The cradle-clothes about me all day long, Or, half asleep, hear my sweet mother sing, And to be washed in water clean and warm, And hushed and kissed and kept secure from harm.
Página 104 - All kind of arguments and question deep. All replication prompt, and reason strong, For his advantage still did wake and sleep. To make the weeper laugh, the laugher weep, He had the dialect and different skill, 125 Catching all passions in his craft of will...
Página 14 - Oreads sporting visibly. The Zephyrs fanning, as they passed, their wings, Lacked not, for love, fair objects whom they wooed With gentle whisper. Withered boughs grotesque, Stripped of their leaves and twigs by hoary age, From depth of shaggy covert peeping forth In the low vale, or on steep mountain side ; And, sometimes, intermixed with stirring horns Of the live deer, or goat's depending beard, — These were the lurking Satyrs, a wild brood Of gamesome Deities ; or Pan himself, The simple shepherd's...
Página 88 - On thy own father full of days like me, And trembling on the gloomy verge of life. Some neighbour chief, it may be, even now Oppresses him, and there is none at hand, No friend to succour him in his distress.

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