Homer and the Iliad [tr. in verse, with notes] by J.S. Blackie, Svazek 4

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Strana 221 - More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Strana 431 - The Tale of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus. By GEORGE W. Cox, MA late Scholar of Trin. Coll. Oxon. Fcp. 7s. 6d. Greek History from Themistocles to Alexander, in a Series of Lives from Plutarch. Revised and arranged by AH CLOUGH. Fcp. with 44 Woodcuts, 6s. Critical History of the Language and Literature of Ancient Greece.
Strana 294 - His Lordship repeated the last word several times with a calm and determinate resignation ; and, after a serious pause of some minutes, he desired to hear the Treaty read, to which he listened with great attention, and recovered spirits enough to declare the approbation of a dying statesman (I use his own words) ' on the most glorious war, and most honourable peace, this nation ever saw.
Strana 293 - so languid, that I proposed postponing my business for another time ; but he insisted that I should stay, saying, it could not prolong his life to neglect his duty ; and repeating the following...
Strana 131 - Now left the wars ; yet counsellors they were exceeding sage. And as in well-grown woods, on trees, cold spiny grasshoppers Sit chirping, and send voices out, that scarce can pierce our ears For softness, and their weak faint sounds ; so, talking on the tower, These seniors of the people sate ; who when they saw the power Of beauty, in the queen, ascend, even those cold-spirited peers.
Strana 221 - So as we ought not to attempt to draw down or submit the mysteries of God to our reason ; but contrariwise to raise and advance our reason to the divine truth.
Strana 4 - Achilles to action ; and, in the second division, to cause that action to accomplish the particular puqiose for which it was restored ; so that the end ultimately attained by the action, was the same for which the inaction was originally to be overcome. " We find, therefore, that the -will of Jupiter prescribes the rule of the action of Achilles, and is the efficient agency of the main action of the poem...
Strana 397 - But when we pass from intellect to moral tone, from bidvoia to ?i#os, we certainly find in Hector one among the most touching, the most human, of all the delineations of masculine character in the Iliad. In him alone has Homer presented to us that most commanding and most moving combination, of a woman's gentleness and deep affection with warlike and heroic strength. If the hand of Hector was far weaker than that of the son of Peleus, the tempestuous griefs of Achilles do not open to us a character...
Strana 416 - Buskin or a Tennyson in the contemplation of sunsets or the description of liverworts. Living forms and living motions are the grand material of the epic poet ; the broad effects of light and shade in connexion with these are the only phenomena of colour with which he has to deal. It would have been impertinence in him to have shown in his popular songs any curious attention to colour beyond what either his audience generally was able to appreciate, or the epic art of his time prepared to admit....
Strana 96 - ... 51) it is not absolutely necessary in the grammatical structure of this verse to suppose that Dulichium is an island at all ; but it may represent some of the rich fat laud on the JEtolian mainland, at the mouth of the river, which in popular tradition might easily have been confounded with the closely adjacent islands. Hayman's idea (Od. i. App. D. 7,) that " lying beyond the sea, ie, the Crissean gulf, under the land, and probably flat, its form might easily blend with that of the continent,...

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