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" Proud of their strength and more than mortal size, The gods they challenge, and affect the skies; Heav'd on Olympus tottering Ossa stood; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood: Such were the youths ! had they to manhood grown, Almighty Jove had trembled... "
Longinus on the sublime; construed literally and word for word; with a free ... - Page 19
by Dionysius Cassius Longinus - 1873
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Persian Literature: Ancient and Modern

Elizabeth Armstrong Reed - Persian literature - 1893 - 419 pages
...Nine ells aloft they reared their towering heads, And full nine cubits broad their shoulders spread. Proud of their strength and more than mortal size, The gods they challenge and affect the skies." Odyssey XI, 310. improved the opportunity which he long had sought, of making an invasion upon the...
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Essays from the Rambler and the Idler, with Passages from the Lives of the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1901 - 179 pages
...fdfiaaav flefieV avrap iir' 'Ocari Hffliov elvoaiifiv/./MV, lv uvpaviif du/3ariif illt. — HOMER. The gods they challenge, and affect the skies : Heav'd...tott'ring Ossa stood; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood. POPE. To THE RAMBLER. SIR; Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the disposition...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...shoals of visionary ghosts. Boot xl. Line 48. Who ne'er knew salt, or heard the billows roar. Line i33. Heav'd on Olympus tott'ring Ossa stood ; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood.8 Lme 37. The first in glory, as the first in place. Line 441. l See page 387. * Human face...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...of visionary ghosts. Bot sa. Lint 4ft. Who ne'er knew salt, or heard the billows roar. Line 1S3. Heav'd on Olympus tott'ring Ossa stood; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood.* Lute 387. The first in glory, as the first in place. Line 441. 1 See page 337. a Human face...
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Pope's Odyssey of Homer

Homer - Epic poetry, Greek - 1907 - 362 pages
...Nine ells aloft they reared their towering head, And full nine cubits broad their shoulders spread. Proud of their strength, and more than mortal size, The gods they challenge, and affect the skies : Heaved on Olympus tottering Ossa stood ; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood. Such were they youths...
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 pages
...avrap ir' 'Otrajj II^AiOf etcot7i<|>uAAoi', 'iv' ovpavos afjLpoLTOS eiTj, — HOM. Od, II. 315. 16. The gods they challenge, and affect the skies : Heav'd on Olympus tott'ring Ossa stood ; On Ossa, Pellon nods with all his wood. — POPE. TO THE RAMBLER SIB: 20 NOTHING has more retarded the advancement...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...APRIL 30, 1751 'Q<r<rap (TT OtiMpLlr 11 i;Aiuc tlvOffi<t>v\\0v, !v' ovpavbs dufiaTas itrj. — HOMER. The gods they challenge, and affect the skies: Heav'd...tott'ring Ossa stood; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood. — POPE. To THE RAMBLER. SIR: Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
.../1.j'j/1ti1rc1 I. Btfuv a1Va/1 ir " II1}Xu>y tlpoai<t>v\\ov, lv oi'pavbt d/1/jaris eft). — HoHEK. The gods they challenge, and affect the skies: Heav'd...tott'ring Ossa stood; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood. — POPE. To THE RAMBLER. SIR: Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the...
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Progressive Readings in Prose

Rudolph Wilson Chamberlain, Joseph Sheldon Gerry Bolton - American prose literature - 1923 - 376 pages
...comprehend. All industry must be excited by hope; and as {IT O<T<Ty at)elvo(Ti<t>vk\ov, Iv ovpav&i — HOMER. The gods they challenge, and affect the skies: Heav'd...tott'ring Ossa stood ; On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood. — POPE. the student often proposes no other reward to himself than praise, he is easily discouraged...
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The Ante-Nicene Fathers: The Writings of the Fathers Down to A. D. 325 ...

Alexander Roberts - Religion - 2007 - 616 pages
...imitation of this in what the poet has ascribed to Otus and Ephialtes. For of them he wrote thus : ' — " Proud of their strength, and more than mortal size, The gods they challenge, and affect the skies. Ifeav'd on Olympus tottering Ossa stood ; On Osss, Peiion nods with all his wood." And the same holds...
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