The adventures of Telemachus: Pope's Homer's Odyssey, books i.-iv., with notes

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Page 65 - Fill the wide circle of the eternal year : Stern winter smiles on that auspicious clime : The fields are florid with unfading prime ; From the bleak pole no winds inclement blow, Mould the round hail, or flake the fleecy snow ; But from the breezy deep the blest inhale The fragrant murmurs of the western gale.
Page 70 - Long to my joys my dearest lord is lost, His country's buckler, and the Grecian boast; Now from my fond embrace by tempests torn, Our other column of the state is borne, Nor took a kind adieu, nor sought consent.!
Page 73 - His country's buckler, and the Grecian boast : And, with consummate woe to weigh me down, The heir of all his honours and his crown, My darling son is fled, an easy prey To the fierce storms, or men more fierce than they, Who, in a league of blood associates sworn, Will intercept the unwary youth's return.
Page 47 - While this gay friendly troop the king surround, With festival and mirth the roofs resound: • A bard amid the joyous circle sings High airs, attemper'd to the vocal strings ; Whilst warbling to the varied strain, advance Two sprightly youths to form the bounding dance.
Page 47 - Then to the dome the friendly pair invite, Who eye the dazzling roofs with vast delight ; Resplendent as the blaze of summer-noon, Or the pale radiance of the midnight moon.
Page 67 - The firstlings of the flock are doom'd to die : Rich fragrant wines the cheering bowl supply ; A female band the gift of Ceres bring ; And the gilt roofs with genial triumph ring. Meanwhile, in Ithaca, the...
Page 29 - The sacrifice ending with the night, Minerva vanishes from them in the form of an eagle : Telemachus is lodged in the palace. The next morning they sacrifice a bullock to Minerva ; and Telemachus proceeds on his journey to Sparta, attended by Pisistratus.
Page 25 - Pyle, or here, your foe. Deny your vessels, ye deny in vain ; A private voyager I pass the main. Free breathe the winds, and free the billows flow, And where on earth I live, I live your
Page 53 - Till heaven's revolving lamp restores the day." He said, Asphalion swift the laver brings ; Alternate all partake the grateful springs : Then from the rites of purity repair, And with keen gust the savoury viands share.
Page 71 - To ruin doom the Jove-descended line : Long shall the race of just Arcesius reign, And isles remote enlarge his old domain...

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