The Tale of the Argonauts

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J. M. Dent and Company, 1901 - Argonauts (Greek mythology) - 208 pages
 

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Page 121 - Extolling her so spake he; and her eyelids drooped, while played A nectar-smile on her lips; and melted the heart of the maid By his praising uplifted : her eyes are a moment upraised to his eyes, And all speech faileth: no word at the first to her lips may rise; But in one breath yearned she to speak forth all her joy and her pain. And with hand ungrudging forth from her odorous zone hath she ta'en The charm, and he straightway received it into his hands full fain. Yea, now would she even have drawn...
Page 191 - ... of Dicte's haven. He was of the stock of bronze, of the men sprung from ash-trees, the last left among the sons of the gods ; and the son of Cronos gave him to Europa to be the warder of Crete and to stride round the island thrice a day with his feet of bronze. Now in all the rest of his body and limbs was he fashioned of bronze and invulnerable ; but beneath the sinew by his ankle was a blood-red vein ; and this, with its issues of life and death, was covered by a thin skin.
Page 173 - Aristaius, whose wisdom discerned The toils of the bees, and the wealth of the labour of olives learned. And she was the first that received and in sheltering bosom bore The child Nysaian of Zeus, on Eubcea's Abantian shore.
Page 113 - And with thick fast throbbings struggled the heart in her breast alway; As when on the wall of a dwelling the leaping sunbeams play Flung up from the water that into a caldron but now fell plashing, Or into a pail, and hither and thither the sunbeam flashing In lightning eddy and flicker is dancing in mad unrest, So quivered and fluttered the heart within the maiden's breast.
Page 97 - Deep down in the maiden's bosom burned His arrow like unto flame; and at Aison's son she cast Side-glances of love evermore; and panted hard and fast 'Neath its burden the heart in her breast, nor did any remembrance remain Of aught beside, but her soul was melted with rapturous pain. And as some poor daughter of toil, who hath distaff ever in hand, Heapeth the slivers of wood about a blazing brand To lighten her darkness with splendour her rafters beneath, when her eyes Have prevented the dawn;...
Page 125 - He spake, and to hear him her soul was melted within her then: Yet she shuddered to see the deeds whose end was beyond her ken. Ah hapless! — not long was she doomed to refuse a home in the land Of Hellas, for hereunto was she guided of Hera's hand, To the end that for Pelias' bane Aiaian Medea might come Unto lolkos the hallowed, forsaking her fatherland-home.
Page 136 - And she kissed her bed, and her hands on the walls with loving caress Lingered: she kissed the posts of the doors; and one long tress She severed, and left it her bower within, for her mother to be A memorial of maidenhood's days, and with passionate voice moaned she...
Page 103 - ... surged like a rushing river The thoughts through her breast — the thoughts that Love awakeneth ever, And before her eyes the vision of all evermore she had — Himself, even like as he was, and the vesture wherein he was clad, How he spake, how he sat on his seat, how forth of the doors he strode, And she dreamed as she mused that all the world beside had showed None other such man. In her ears evermore the music rung Of his voice, and the words that in sweetness of honey had dropped from his...
Page 133 - ... strength to upraise it a span from the ground. This caught he up in his hand, and afar with a leap did he throw Into their midst, and behind his buckler himself crouched low Awelessly. Loudly the Kolchians shouted — it rang as the roar Of the shouting sea when his surges over the sharp reefs pour. But speechless amazement seized on Aietes at that vast sweep Of the massy crag: and the Earth-born as fleetfoot hounds 'gan leap Each on his fellow, and yelling they slew: the embattled lines On their...
Page 103 - And Medea thereafter followed ; and surged like a rushing river The thoughts through her breast — the thoughts that Love awakeneth ever. And before her eyes the vision of all evermore she had — Himself, even like as he was, and the vesture wherein he was clad, How he spake, how he sat on his seat, how forth of the doors he And she dreamed as she mused that all the world beside had showed None other such man.

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