Greek Lands and Letters

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909 - Greece - 472 pages

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Page 217 - Know ye not that they which run in a race, run all, but one receiveth the prize ? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown ; but we an incorruptible.
Page 21 - The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose; The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath passed away a glory from the earth.
Page 369 - XLIV. To whom thus Hermes slily answered : — " Son Of great Latona, what a speech is this ! Why come you here to ask me what is done With the wild oxen which it seems you miss ? I have not seen them, nor from any one Have heard a word of the whole business ; If you should promise an immense reward, I could not tell more than you now have heard.
Page 274 - Wholly forget their first sad life, and home, And all that Theban woe, and stray For ever through the glens, placid and dumb.
Page 349 - But thou dost slumber, and thy baby breast Is sunk in rest, Here in the cheerless brass-bound bark, Tossed amid starless night and pitchy dark. Nor dost thou heed the scudding brine Of waves that wash above thy curls so deep, Nor the shrill winds that sweep, — Lapped...
Page 181 - O, happy mystic chorus, The blessed sunshine o'er us On us alone is smiling, In its soft sweet light: On us who strove for ever With holy, pure endeavour, Alike by friend and stranger To guide our steps aright.
Page 369 - An ox-stealer should be both tall and strong, And I am but a little new-born thing, Who, yet at least, can think of nothing wrong. My business is to suck, and sleep, and fling The...
Page 70 - Yet these are the precepts which taught The heroes of old to be hardy and bold, and the Men who at Marathon fought!
Page 161 - Now we wish to tell the Judges, in a friendly sort of way, All the blessings we shall give them if we gain the prize to-day. Ne'er were made to Alexander lovelier promises or grander. First, what every Judge amongst you most of all desires to win, Little Lauriotic owlets shall be always flocking in. Ye shall find them all about you, as the dainty brood increases, Building nests within your purses, hatching little silver pieces.
Page 424 - Cassandra wails, for ever : Time is bold, But nor heart nor hand hath he to unwrite the scriptures writ of old. Dead the great chryselephantine God, as dew last evening shed : Dust of earth or foam of ocean is the symbol of his head: Earth and ocean shall be shadows when Prometheus shall be dead.

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