The Classic Myths in English Literature: Based Chiefly on Bulfinch's "Age of Fable". (1855) : Accompanied by an Interpretative and Illustrative Commentary

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Charles Mills Gayley
Ginn, 1893 - English literature - 540 pages

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Contents

In General 11 In Greece Selections from Milton and Spenser 12 Roman Poets of Mythology
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GREEK MYTHS OF THE CREATION 16 Origin of the World
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Origin of the Gods
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The Rule of Cronus
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The War of the Titans 20 The Division of Empire 21 The Reign of Jupiter
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The Origin of
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The Age of Gold
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The Silver
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Prometheus Champion of Man Lines by 26 Longfellows Prometheus
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The Brazen Age 28 The Flood
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Deucalion and Pyrrha 30 The Demigods and Heroes
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ATTRIBUTES OF THE GODS OF HEAVEN 5173
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The Great Gods 33 Jupiter Zeus 34 Juno Hera 35 Minerva Athene 36 Mars Ares 37 Vulcan Hephæstus
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Ægina
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Antiope Lines from Tennysons Amphion
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Jupiter a friend of man Baucis and Philemon Lines from Swifts Baucis and Philemon
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Phoebus Apollo Shelleys Hymn of Apollo 39 Diana Artemis Ben Jonsons Hymn to Diana 40 Venus Aphrodite Extract from Sills Venus of Milo
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The Contest with Neptune Arachne Extract from Spensers Muiopotmos
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Mercury Hermes
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Vesta Hestia 43 Lesser Divinities of Heaven Gosses Eros Lines by Spenser
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Mars and Mortals The Fortunes of Cadmus
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Myths of Vulcan
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The Wanderings of Latona
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Apollo the Light Triumphant
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Hyacinthus
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Phaton
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The Plague sent upon the Greeks before Troy Extract from Lang Leaf Myers Iliad
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The Punishment of Niobe Lines from Landors Niobe
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ATTRIBUTES OF THE GODS OF
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Æsculapius
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Apollo in Exile Lowells Shepherd of King Admetus
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Admetus and Alcestis Extracts from Brownings Balaus tions Adventure
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Apollo the Musician
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Apollo Pan and Midas Shelleys Hymn of
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The Loves of Apollo
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Page 442 - The Niobe of nations ! there she stands, Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe; An empty urn within her withered hands, Whose holy dust was scattered long ago ; The Scipios...
Page 74 - Flush'd with a purple grace He shows his honest face: Now give the hautboys breath; he comes, he comes ! Bacchus, ever fair and young, Drinking joys did first ordain ; Bacchus...
Page 196 - Whispering I knew not what of wild and sweet, Like that strange song I heard Apollo sing, While Ilion like a mist rose into towers.
Page 465 - Castalian spring, might with this Paradise Of Eden strive ; nor that Nyseian isle Girt with the river Triton, where old Cham, Whom Gentiles Ammon call and Libyan Jove, Hid Amalthea, and her florid son Young Bacchus, from his stepdame Rhea's eye ; Nor where Abassin kings their issue guard, Mount Amara, though this by some supposed True Paradise, under the Ethiop line By Nilus...
Page 419 - The oracles are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving ; Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving ; No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.
Page 247 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake : Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog...
Page 62 - QUEEN and huntress, chaste and fair, Now the sun is laid to sleep, Seated in thy silver chair, State in wonted manner keep: Hesperus entreats thy light, Goddess excellently bright. Earth, let not thy envious shade Dare itself to interpose; Cynthia's shining orb was made Heaven to clear when day did close: Bless us then with wished sight, Goddess excellently bright. Lay thy bow of pearl apart And thy crystal-shining quiver; Give unto the flying hart Space to breathe, how short soever: Thou that mak'st...
Page 312 - To dream and dream, like yonder amber light, Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on the height ; To hear each other's whisper'd speech ; Eating the Lotos day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender curving lines of creamy spray ; To lend our hearts and spirits wholly To the influence of mild-minded melancholy...
Page 287 - The wished-for wind was given: — I then revolved The oracle, upon the silent sea; And, if no worthier led the way, resolved That, of a thousand vessels, mine should be The foremost prow in pressing to the strand, — Mine the first blood that tinged the Trojan sand. 'Yet bitter, oft-times bitter, was the pang When of thy loss I thought, beloved Wife! On thee too fondly did my memory hang, And on the joys we shared in mortal life, — The paths which we had trod — these fountains, flowers, My...
Page 288 - mid unfading bowers. Yet tears to human suffering are due ; And mortal hopes defeated and o'erthrown Are mourned by man, and not by man alone, As fondly he believes. Upon the side Of Hellespont (such faith was entertained) A knot of spiry trees for ages grew From out the tomb of him for whom she died ; And ever, when such stature they had gained That Ilium's walls were subject to their view, The trees...

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