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Classical Pastime in a Set of Poetical Enigmas on the Planets and Zodiacal Signs
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ancient Apollo arms Athens beam beauteous beauty behold benumb'd bewitching blest blooming blushing boast bosom brave breast bright Carthage chang'd charm'd charms chaste cherub coast Courser crown'd dame dark death deed delight drain'd drew e'en earth ENIGMAS fair faithless fam'd fame fatal fate feign'd flood flows forc'd friendship gentle gleam glory glow Goddess Gods golden golden fleece Grecian Greece hand heart Heaven heavenly hero infant initials join'd isle Jove Juno king light love's lyre lysses maid Muse nam'd Nature's Neptune night nymphs o'er obtain'd Pallas Phrygian pitying plac'd plain planet Poet pursu'd queen rage rang'd rapture renown'd Roman Rome Rome's round sacred sage sapient scorn'd shades shew slain smile soft Sol's song sorrow sought soul splendid star stream sweet taught tear tell thee thou THRACIAN transform'd trembling Trojan Twas view'd vile virtue virtuous waves wings wisdom wretched youth
Page 1 - Unambitious tracks pursues; Does, with weak, unballast wings, About the mossy brooks and springs, 'About the trees...
Page 7 - ... old god Saturn and his golden days. This father of the gods the pupil must recollect for the sake of the first letter of his name, with the initials of Olympus, and Latona, subsequently depicted in verse ; and then comes what is called the explanation, which still requires the key at the end : ' The initials join'd will instantaneous tell The world's great eye, exhaustless source of day ! In whose bright beams, life, light, and beauty dwell; Who glads e'en distant Herschel with his ray.
Page 1 - Classical Pastime ; in a Set of poetical Enigmas, on the Planets and Zodiacal Signs. By Marianne Curties. 8vo. 53. Boards.. Richardson. This Classical Pastime requires some introductory explanation, and, when it is explained, we discover that very unnecessary pains are here taken to burden the memory for the sake of enabling it to recollect the names of the planets of our solar system, and of the signs...