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" ULYSSES. IT little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. "
Poetry of the Age of Fable - Page 155
by Thomas Bulfinch - 1863 - 251 pages
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...Lancelot mused a little space; He said, "She has a lovely face; God in His mercy lend her grace, Ulysses It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep,...
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Pagan Every Day: Finding the Extraordinary in Our Ordinary Lives

Barbara Ardinger - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 379 pages
...suitors, then settled down in his rocky island kingdom. He hasn't even heard from Athena lately. He says: It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race. Ulysses is bored. He's...
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Räume der Romantik

Inka Mülder-Bach, Gerhard Neumann - Romanticism - 2007 - 326 pages
...ist, sondern ein Ort der Fremde und Entfremdung. Die, die er dort die Seinen nennt, kennen ihn nicht: A savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. (4-5) Im zweiten Abschnitt spricht er von seiner Unfähigkeit, vom Reisen abzulassen: „I cannot rest...
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Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Cornelia D. J. Pearsall - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 408 pages
...untenable. The life to which Ulysses has made his difficult return prompts his opening observation: It little profits that an idle king, By this still...That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. (1—5) The speaker's adjectives would appear to bear the burden of his disaffection: he is "idle,"...
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