Classical Manual: Or, A Mythological, Historical, and Geographical Commentary on Pope's Homer, and Dryden's Æneid of Virgil, with a Copious Index

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827 - 697 pages
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Page 414 - The one seem'd woman to the waist, and fair, * But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent arm'd With mortal sting. About her middle round A cry of Hell-hounds...
Page 561 - Earth with balanc'd air In counterpoise, now ponders all events, Battles and realms: in these he put two weights. The sequel each of parting and of fight: The latter quick up flew, and kick'd the beam ; Which Gabriel spying, thus bespake the fiend.
Page 548 - So spake the grisly terror ; and in shape, So speaking, and so threatening, grew ten-fold More dreadful and deform : on the other side, Incensed with indignation, Satan stood Unterrified, and like a comet burned, That fires the length of Ophiuchus huge In the Arctic sky, and from his horrid hair Shakes pestilence and war.
Page 435 - Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage. Far off from these, a slow and silent stream, Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls Her watery labyrinth, whereof who drinks, Forthwith his former state and being forgets— Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain.
Page 304 - Circe's island fell: (Who knows not Circe The daughter of the sun? whose charmed cup "Whoever tasted, lost his upright shape, And downward fell into a groveling swine) This Nymph that gaz'd upon his clust'ring locks,.
Page 353 - As from some feast a man returning late, His faithful dogs all meet him at the gate, Rejoicing round, some morsel to receive, (Such as the good man ever used to give,) Domestic thus the grisly beasts drew near; They gaze with wonder not unmix'd with fear.
Page 283 - Not that Nepenthes which the wife of Thone In Egypt gave to Jove-born Helena Is of such power to stir up joy as this, To life so friendly, or so cool to thirst.
Page 486 - I believe very many readers have been shotted at that ludicrous prophecy, which one of the harpies pronounces to the Trojans in the third book; namely, that before they had built their intended city, they should be reduced by hunger to eat their very tables.
Page 422 - Thus was this place, A happy rural seat of various view: Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm, Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, Hung amiable — Hesperian fables true, If true, here only — and of delicious taste.
Page 417 - And fuelled entrails thence conceiving fire, Sublimed* with mineral fury, aid the winds, And leave a singed bottom all involved With stench and smoke: such resting found the sole Of unblest feet.

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