The Acharnians, Knights, Wasps and Birds of Aristophanes, tr. by a graduate of the University of Oxford [J.W. Warter.]. (Google eBook)

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Page 207 - Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft...
Page 188 - Here's flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savory marjoram ; The marigold, that goes to bed with the sun, And with him rises weeping ; these arc flowers Of middle summer, and, I think, they arc given To men of middle age.
Page 206 - I saw young Harry, with his beaver on, His cuisses on his thighs, gallantly arm'd, Rise from the ground like feather'd Mercury, And vaulted with such ease into his seat As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus, And witch the world with noble horsemanship.
Page 93 - Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Page 216 - That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high. Had Echo, with so sweet a grace, Narcissus' loud complaints returned, Not for reflection of his face, But of his voice, the boy had burned.
Page vii - Qui autem requirunt quid quaque de re ipsi sentiamus, curiosius id faciunt quam necesse est; non enim tarn auctoritatis in disputando quam rationis momenta quaerenda sunt. Quin etiam obest plerumque iis qui discere volunt auctoritas eorum qui se docere profitentur; desinunt enim suum iudicium adhibere, id habent ratum quod ab eo quern probant iudicatum vident.
Page 214 - The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not ; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.
Page 14 - ... that, as some have imagined, a woman is prompted by a kind of instinct to throw herself on a bed of flowers, and not to let those beautiful couches which nature has provided lie useless. However it be, the effects of this month on the lower part of the sex, who act without disguise, are very visible.
Page 73 - Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year. Bitter constraint and sad occasion dear Compels me to disturb your season due; For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer. Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.
Page 221 - Suidas, Scholiasts on Pindar and Aristophanes, Hesychius, Plato, Plutarch, and others. This Cyclian Chorus was the same with the Dithyramb, as some of these Authors expressly say ; and there were three Choruses belonging to Bacchus ; the KoritMKOf , the Tfayixoj , and the Ku'xXioy, the last of which had its prize and its judges at the Dionysia *, as the other two had.

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