The Works of Virgil (Google eBook)

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Harper & Brothers, 1891 - 404 pages
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Page 239 - Sibyl, his companion, put him in mind, and thus briefly spoke : ^neas, the night comes on apace, while we waste the hours in lamentations. This is the place where the path divides itself in two : the right is what leads beneath great Pluto's walls; by this our way to Elysium lies : but the left carries on the punishments of the wicked, and conveys to cursed Tartarus.
Page 242 - ... the gods." One sold his country for gold, and imposed on it a domineering tyrant ; made and unmade laws for money. Another invaded his daughter's bed, and an unlawful wedlock : all of them dared some heinous crime, and accomplished what they dared. Had I a hundred tongues, and a hundred mouths, a voice of iron, I could not comprehend all the species of their crimes, nor enumerate the names of all their punishments.
Page 199 - He went from the assembly to the tomb with many thousands, in the centre of a numerous retinue attending. Here in due form, by way of libation, he pours on. the ground to Bacchus two bowls of wine, two of new milk, two of sacred blood; then scatters blooming flowers, and thus speaks : Hail, holy sire ! once more hail, ye ashes...
Page 245 - All these, after they have rolled away a thousand years, are summoned forth by the god in a great body to the river Lethe ; to the intent that, losing memory of the past, they may revisit the vaulted realms above, and again become willing to re
Page 250 - Others, I grant indeed, shall with more delicacy mold the breathing brass; from marble draw the features to the life ; plead causes better ; describe with the rod the courses of the heavens, and explain the rising stars: to rule the nations with imperial sway be thy care, 0 Eomans; these shall be thy arts; to impose terms of peace, to spare the humbled, and crush the proud.
Page 231 - Here ^Eneas, disconcerted with sudden fear, grasps his sword, and presents the naked point to each approaching shade : and had not his skilful guide put him in mind that they were airy unbodied phantoms, fluttering about under an empty form, he had rushed in and with his sword struck at the ghosts in vain.
Page 232 - ... (for he was amazed and moved with the tumult) thus speaks : O virgin, say, what means that flocking to the river ? what do the ghosts desire? or by what distinction must these recede from the banks, those sweep with oars the livid flood ? To him the aged priestess thus briefly replied : Son of Anchises, undoubted offspring of the gods, you see...
Page 240 - Rhadamanthus3' possesses these most ruthless realms ; examines and punishes frauds ; and forces every one to confess what crimes committed in the upper world he had left [unatoned] till the late hour of death, hugging himself in secret crime of no avail. Forthwith avenging Tisiphone, armed with her whip, scourges the guilty with cruel insult, and in her left hand shaking over them her grim snakes, calls the fierce troops of her sister Furies.
Page 250 - What youth is he, 0 father, who thus accompanies the hero as he walks"? is he a son, or one of the illustrious line of his descendants? What bustling noise of attendants round him ! How great resemblance in him [to the other] ! but sable Night with her dreary shade hovers around his head. Then father Anchises, while tears gushed forth, began: Seek not, my son, [to know] the deep disaster of thy kindred; him the Fates shall just show on earth, nor suffer long to exist. Ye gods, Rome's sons had seemed...
Page 341 - ... 98. The giant with a hundred hands. &neid, X. : "^Egaeon, who, they say, had a hundred arms and a hundred hands, and flashed fire from fifty mouths and breasts; when against the thunderbolts of Jove he on so many equal bucklers clashed ; unsheathed so many swords.

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