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The Gods of Homer and Virgil: Or Mythology for Children (1837)
Joseph Thomas Publisher
No preview available - 2009
abodes Achilles adored amongst ancient Apollo arms Athens Aurora Bacchus beautiful beneath Boeotia booh brazen breath called celebrated Ceres chariot Chiron crowned Cybele Cyclades death deities descended Diana divine dreadful earth Eurystheus famed famous fate father festivals flames flowers goddess gods gold golden Graces Grecian Greece Greeks hand head heaven Hector hell Hercules heroes Hesiod Homer honour Iliad immortal infernal regions island isle Italy Jove Juno Jupiter king light Lucan Mercury Minerva monarch monster mortal mother mount mountain Muses Neptune Nereides night numbers nymph o'er ocean Oceanides Olympus oracle Ovid Ovid's Metamorphoses Peneus Perseus Pluto poets presided Priam principal Proserpine reign river rock rolled Romans Rome sacred Saturn Scamander serpent shore Sicily skies stars Styx sweet temple thee Theogony Theseus Thessaly Thetis Thrace throne thunder town Trojan Trojan war Troy Ulysses usually represented Venus Virgil Vulcan waves winds winged worshipped youth
Page 196 - With many a weary step, and many a groan, Up the high hill he heaves a huge round stone; The huge round stone, resulting with a bound, Thunders impetuous down, and smokes along the ground.
Page 29 - Meantime imperial Neptune heard the sound Of raging billows breaking on the ground. Displeased, and fearing for his...
Page 26 - This fated sign their foundress Juno gave, Of a soil fruitful, and a people brave. Sidonian Dido here with solemn state Did Juno's temple build, and consecrate, Enrich'd with gifts, and with a golden shrine; But more the goddess made the place divine.
Page 36 - The foes already have possess'd the wall : Troy nods from high, and totters to her fall. Enough is paid to Priam's royal name, More than enough to duty and to fame. If by a mortal hand my father's throne Could be defended, 'twas by mine alone. Now Troy to thee commends her future state, And gives her gods companions of thy fate : From their assistance, happier walls expect, Which, wand'ring long, at last thou shalt erect.
Page 96 - Tis built of brass, the better to diffuse The spreading sounds, and multiply the news; Where echoes in repeated echoes play; A mart for ever full, and open night and day. Nor silence is within, nor voice express, But a deaf noise of sounds, that never cease ; Confused, and chiding, like the hollow roar Of tides receding from the insulted shore; Or like the broken thunder heard from far, When Jove to distance drives the rolling war.
Page 174 - Twas dead of night, when weary bodies close Their eyes in balmy sleep, and soft repose : The winds no longer whisper through the woods, Nor murmuring tides disturb the gentle floods. The stars in silent order moved around ; And Peace, with downy wings, was brooding on the ground. The flocks and herds, and...
Page 171 - And t' other seer, yet by his wife unsold. A thousand others of immortal fame ; Among the rest, fair Atalanta came, Grace of the woods : a diamond buckle bound Her vest behind, that else had...
Page 30 - The realms of ocean and the fields of air Are mine, not his; by fatal lot to me The liquid empire fell, and trident of the sea. His pow'r to hollow caverns is confin'd, There let him reign, the jailor of the wind: With hoarse commands his breathing subjects call, And boast and bluster in his empty hall.