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Achilles Agamemnon Ajax amongst answer'd arms Asius Atreus Atrides Ben Jonson blood bold brave breast call'd Chapman charge chariot Chryseis command dame darts death Diomed divine doth earth Eurypylus ev'n ev'ry eyes fair fame fate fear field fight fire fleet flew friends gainst gave gen'ral George Chapman giv'n Goddess Gods grace Grecian Greece Greeks hand haste hath heart heav'n Hector Homer honour honour'd horse host Idomen Iliad Ilion Ithacus jav'lin Jove Jove's king lance lov'd Lycian Menelaus mighty mind Nestor never Pallas Peleus poem Poesy poet pow'r pray'd Priam Priam's princes prise Pylos renown'd sacred second folio shield ships sire slain slew soldiers spake spirit spoil Spondanus stand stood strength strook sweet Taylor Telamon tent Teucer thee thine thou took tow'rs translated Trojans troops Troy Troy's turn'd Tydeus Tydides Ulysses us'd verse words wound wrath
Page xix - Homer ruled as his demesne ; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold : Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken ; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise — Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Page 151 - Without improvement. In this fire must Hector's trial shine ; Here must his country, father, friends, be, in him, made divine. And such a stormy day shall come (in mind and soul I know) When sacred Troy shall shed her tow'rs for tears of overthrow, When Priam, all his birth and pow'r shall in those tears be drown'd.
Page iii - THE ILIADS OF HOMER, Prince of Poets, never before in any Language truly translated, with a Comment on some of his chief Places. Done according to the Greek by GEORGE CHAPMAN, with Introduction and Notes by the Rev. RICHARD HOOPER. 2 vols.
Page 67 - All grave old men ; and soldiers they had been, but for age Now left the wars ; yet counsellors they were exceeding sage. And as in well-grown woods, on trees, cold spiny grasshoppers Sit chirping, and send voices out, that scarce can pierce our ears For softness...
Page 152 - This again will rub thy fruitful wounds To miss the man that to thy bands could give such narrow bounds. But that day shall not wound mine eyes; the solid heap of night Shall interpose and stop mine ears against thy plaints and plight.
Page 264 - O friend, if keeping back Would keep back age from us, and death, and that we might not wrack In this life's human sea at all, but that deferring now, We...
Page 35 - Than it could manage : anything with which he could procure Laughter, he never could contain. He should have yet been sure To touch no kings: t' oppose their states becomes not jesters parts.
Page xlii - Cause carefull heyers the wealthy onely have ; To build a glorious trouble o're the grave. Yet doe I not despaire, some one may be So seriously devout to Poesie As to translate his reliques, and finde roome In the warme Church, to build him up a tombe. Since Spencer hath a Stone ; and Draytons browes Stand petrefied ith...
Page xxiii - With exclamations of her rapture then, To vent it to the echoes of the vale ; When, meditating of me, a sweet gale Brought me upon thee ; and thou didst inherit My true sense, for the time then, in my spirit ; I And I, invisibly, went prompting thee To those fair greens where thou didst English me.