The Odyssey of Homer, Volume 2

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J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson, W. Otridge and Son, 1806 - Epic poetry, Greek

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Page 167 - Close to the gates a spacious garden lies, From storms defended and inclement skies. Four acres was th...
Page 39 - 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 168 - This through the gardens leads its streams around, Visits each plant, and waters all the ground ; While that in pipes beneath the palace flows, And thence its current on the 'town bestows : To various use their various streams they bring, The people one, and one supplies the king.
Page 20 - The man entranced would view the deathful scene. These drugs, so friendly to the joys of life, Bright Helen learn'd from Thone's imperial wife; Who sway'd the sceptre where prolific Nile With various simples clothes the fatten'd soil.
Page 100 - The wild waves' fury, here I fix'd remain: But, when their texture to the tempest yields, I launch adventurous on the liquid fields, Join to the help of gods the strength of man, And take this method, since the best I can.
Page 167 - Four acres was the' allotted space of ground, Fenced with a green enclosure all around : Tall .thriving trees confess'd the fruitful mould ; The reddening apple ripens here to gold : Here the blue fig with luscious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows, The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year.
Page 26 - tis given to gild the sphere ! With power congenial join'd, propitious aid The chief adopted by the martial maid ! Such to our wish the warrior soon restore, As when contending on the Lesbian shore His prowess Philomelides confess'd, And loud-acclaiming Greeks the victor bless'd : Then soon th' invaders of his bed and throne Their love presumptuous shall with life atone.
Page 26 - Then soon th' invaders of his bed and throne Their love presumptuous shall with life atone. With patient ear, O royal youth, attend The storied labours of thy father's friend : Fruitful of deeds, the copious tale is long, But truth severe shall dictate to my tongue : Learn what I heard the sea-born seer relate, Whose eye can pierce the dark recess of fate. Long on th...
Page 83 - The god who mounts the winged winds Fast to his feet the golden pinions binds, That high through fields of air his flight sustain O'er the wide earth, and o'er the boundless main: He grasps the wand that causes sleep to fly, Or in soft...
Page 8 - While this gay friendly troop the king surround, With festival and mirth the roofs resound : A bard amid the joyous circle sings High airs...

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