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Page 79 - The sovereign bids him peaceful sounds inspire, And give the waves the signal to retire. His writhen shell he takes, whose narrow vent . Grows by degrees into a large extent ; Then gives it breath; the blast, with doubling sound, Runs the wide circuit of the world around.
Page 101 - Achilles all of life bereft. Then when the walls of Thebes he overthrew, His fatal hand my royal father...
Page 296 - ... young men. And so he continues to do, spending his days, and, indeed, his nights, with them, visiting his bride in fear and shame, and with circumspection, when he thought he should not be observed; she, also, on her part, using her wit to help and find favourable opportunities for their meeting, when company was out of the way.
Page 349 - My fate she follow'd. Ignorant of this (Whatever) danger, neither parting kiss, Nor pious blessing taken, her I leave, And in this only act of all my life deceive. By this right hand and conscious Night I swear, My soul so sad a farewell could not bear. Be you her comfort; fill my vacant place (Permit me to presume so great a grace) Support her age, forsaken and distress'd. That hope alone will fortify my breast Against the worst of fortunes, and of fears.
Page 249 - When, at the spring's approach, their marrow burns, (For with the spring their genial warmth returns) The mares to cliffs of rugged rocks repair, And with wide nostrils snuff the western air : When (wond'rous to relate) the parent wind, Without the stallion propagates the kind. Then, fir'd with am'rous rage, they take their (light Thro' plains, and mount the hills...
Page 233 - Fate's severe decree, A new Marcellus shall arise in thee! Full canisters of fragrant lilies bring, Mix'd with the purple roses of the spring: Let me with fun'ral flow'rs his body strow: This gift, which parents to their children owe, This unavailing gift, at least, I may bestow!
Page 349 - Whatever fortune, good or bad, betide, The same shall be my age, as now my youth ; No time shall find me wanting to my truth.
Page 153 - ... with a ditch and parapet, or wall built in the form of a semicircle, and extended from one point of the sea to another. This was sometimes defended by towers, and beautified with gates, through which they issued forth to attack their enemies.
Page 176 - Night rushes down, and headlong drives the day: 'T is 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.