Virgil's Aeneid

P.F. Collier, 1909 - 427 páginas
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Página 57 - Hill: Tho' deep, yet clear; tho' gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage; without o'erflowing, full. And there are yet fewer who can find the reason of that sweetness. I have given it to some of my friends in conversation, and they have
Página 82 - ready trident stands, And opes the deep, and spreads the moving sands; Then heaves them off the shoals. Where'er he guides His finny coursers and in triumph rides, The waves unruffle and the sea subsides. As, when in tumults rise th' ignoble crowd, Mad are their motions, and their tongues are loud; And stones and brands in
Página 145 - Where proud Pelorus opes a wider way, Tack to the larboard, and stand off to sea: Veer starboard sea and land. Th' Italian shore And fair Sicilia's coast were one, before An earthquake caus'd the flaw: the roaring tides The passage broke that land from land divides; And where the lands retir'd, the rushing ocean rides.
Página 62 - les petits esprits; such things as are our upper-gallery audience in a playhouse, who like nothing but the husk and rind of wit; prefer a quibble, a conceit, an epigram, before solid sense and elegant expression; these are mob readers. If Virgil and Martial stood for Parliamentmen, we know already who would carry it. But,
Página 3 - THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER A HEROIC poem, truly such, is undoubtedly the greatest work which the soul of man is capable to perform. The design of ' it is to form the mind to heroic virtue by example. 'Tis
Página 62 - they make the greatest appearance in the field, and cry the loudest, the best on't is, they are but a sort of French Huguenots, or Dutch boors, brought over in herds, but not naturaliz'd; who have not land of two pounds per annum in Parnassus, and therefore are not
Página 151 - ¿Etna join'd. By turns a pitchy cloud she rolls on high; By turns hot embers from her entrails fly, And flakes of mounting flames, that lick the sky. Oft from her bowels massy rocks are thrown, And, shiver'd by the force, come piecemeal down. Oft liquid lakes of burning sulphur flow, Fed from the fiery springs that boil below.
Página 11 - for a godly king and a Gothic conqueror;" and Chapelain would take it ill that his Maid should be refus'da place with Helen and Lavinia. Spenser has a better plea for his Fairy Queen, had his action been finish'd, or had been one; and Milton, if the Devil had not been his hero, instead of Adam; if the
Página 39 - to his old shift, he has recourse to witticism. This passes indeed with his soft admirers, and gives him the preference to Virgil in their esteem. But let them like for themselves, and not prescribe to others; for our author needs not their admiration. The motives that
Página 229 - Tis here, in different paths, the way divides; The right to Pluto's golden palace guides; The left to that unhappy region tends, Which to the depth of Tartarus descends; The seat of night profound, and punish'd fiends." Then thus Dei'phobus: "O sacred maid, Forbear to chide, and be your will

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