Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece: During the Middle of the Fourth Century Before the Christian Aera. Tr. from the French. In Seven Volumes and an Eighth in Quarto, Containing Maps, Plan [etc.], Svazek 2
G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1790
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Strana 67 - Twas this deprived my soul of rest, And rais'd such tumults in my breast ; For while I gaz'd, in transport tost, My breath was gone, my voice was lost : My bosom glow'd ; the subtle flame Ran quick through all my vital frame ; O'er my dim eyes a darkness hung ; My ears with hollow murmurs rung. In dewy damps my limbs were chill'd ; My blood with gentle horrors thrill'd ; My feeble pulse forgot to play ; I fainted, sunk, and died away.
Strana 80 - Anabasis," in which he describes the expedition of the younger Cyrus and the retreat of the ten thousand Greeks, is his most famous book. But his "Cyropaedia...
Strana 457 - Phalerum are worthy 9$ the table ef the gods.. especially when left to steep only for a moment in boiling oil.m The vulgar, dazzled by a name, imagine that every part of what is reputed a delicacy is equally delicate : but we, who analyze merit more minutely, prefer the tore pail of the glawcus, the head of the barbel and the conger, the breast of the tunny, and the back of the scate," and leave the rest to less difficult tastes.
Strana 56 - ... pleasure and licentiousness. At the same time, they had the reputation of the highest refinement, and of the most distinguished intellectual cultivation. Poetry and music made great progress there. The Lesbian school of music was celebrated, and is said to have had the following origin: When Orpheus was torn to pieces by the Bacchantes, his head and lyre were thrown into the river Hebrus, and both were cast, by the waves, on the shore of Methymna. Meanwhile, harmonious sounds were emitted by...
Strana 436 - ... rhapsodists, singing the poems of Homer;. and armed dancers, who in their occasional attacks upon each other represented, to the sound of the flute, the battle of Minerva with the Titans. But the most attractive part of the spectacle was a stately ship, impelled by concealed machinery, though it appeared to glide over the ground by the power of the wind, and the efforts of numerous rowers. On its sail, which represented the peplus, or white sleeveless robe of Minerva, the inventress of the useful...
Strana 84 - Artaxerx-es be consist" ent with the interests of my country, Diome" don, I stand in no need of his presents; if " not, all the gold in his empire would not in" duce me to depart from my duty. You have "judged of my heart by your own: I forgive "you this mistake; but depart instantly from " the city, lest you corrupt the inhabitants.
Strana 81 - ... negotiator, who, in the general assemblies of Greece, always maintained a superiority over the other deputies, and found means to retain in the alliance of Thebes, his country, even the states who were jealous of the growth of this new power ; to the man -who equalled in eloquence the foremost of the Athenian orators, was no less devoted to his country than Leonidas, and, perhaps, more just than even the inflexible Aristides.
Strana 63 - ... innocent connections often borrow the impassioned language of love. A certain facility of manners, she possessed; and the warmth of her expressions were but too well calculated to expose her to the hatred of some women of distinction, humbled by her superiority; and the jealousy of some of her disciples, who happened not to be the objects of her preference. To this hatred she replied by truths and irony, which completely exasperated her enemies. She repaired to Sicily, where a statue was erected...