Stories from Ovid [selected from the Metamorphoses] with notes by R.W. Taylor

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Seite 117 - And all their echoes, mourn. The willows and the hazel copses green Shall now no more be seen Fanning their joyous leaves to thy soft lays.
Seite 93 - Thus Satan, talking to his nearest mate, With head up-lift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood...
Seite 53 - Such as the meeting soul may pierce, In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; That Orpheus...
Seite 34 - Not that fair field Of Enna, where Proserpine gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower by gloomy Dis Was gathered, which cost Ceres all that pain To seek her through the world...
Seite 72 - The daughter of the Sun, whose charmed cup Whoever tasted lost his upright shape, And downward fell into a grovelling swine...
Seite 115 - Thy stone, O Sisyphus, stands still, Ixion rests upon his wheel, And the pale spectres dance : The Furies sink upon their iron beds, And snakes uncurl'd hang listening round their heads.
Seite 15 - ... inventum medicina meum est, opiferque per orbem dicor, et herbarum subiecta potentia nobis: ei mihi, quod nullis amor est sanabilis herbis, nee prosunt domino, quae prosunt omnibus, artes!
Seite 111 - Under the trees now tripped, now solemn stood, Nymphs of Diana's train, and Naiades, With fruits and flowers from Amalthea's horn, And ladies of the Hesperides, that seemed Fairer than feigned of old, or fabled since Of faery damsels, met in forest wide By knights of Logres, or of Lyones, Lancelot, or Pelleas, or Pellenore.
Seite 113 - Of dragon-watch, with unenchanted eye, To save her blossoms and defend her fruit From the rash hand of bold Incontinence.

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