Studies of the Gods in Greece at Certain Sanctuaries Recently Excavated: Being Eight Lectures Given in 1890 at the Lowell Institute

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Macmillan and Company, 1891 - Cults - 457 pages
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Page 306 - And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor ax nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
Page 360 - Methought I saw my late espoused saint Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave, Whom Jove's great son to her glad husband gave, Rescued from death by force though pale and faint.
Page 91 - And not a drop that from our Cups we throw For Earth to drink of, but may steal below To quench the fire of Anguish in some Eye There hidden — far beneath, and long ago.
Page 127 - State. Also he should appear to be particularly earnest in the service of the gods; for if men think that a ruler is religious and has a reverence for the gods, they are less afraid of suffering injustice at his hands, and they are less disposed to conspire against him, because they believe him to have the very gods fighting on his side.
Page 170 - In this the father, on the birth of his child, makes a ceremonial pretense of being the mother, being nursed and taken care of, and performing other rites such as fasting and abstaining from certain kinds of food or occupation lest the new-born should suffer thereby. This custom is known in the four quarters of the globe. How sincerely it is still accepted appears in a story of Mr. Im Thurn, who on a forest journey in British Guiana noticed that one of his Indians refused to help...
Page 150 - ... in classical writing every idea is called up to the mind as nakedly as possible, and at the same time as distinctly ; it is exhibited in white light, and left to produce its effect by its own unaided power. In romantic writing, on the other hand, all objects are exhibited as it were through a coloured and iridescent atmosphere. Round about every central idea the romantic writer summons up a cloud of accessory and subordinate ideas for the sake of enhancing its effect, if at the risk of confusing...
Page 150 - Geschwister, die ihr an dem weiten Himmel Das schöne Licht bei Tag und Nacht herauf Den Menschen bringet, und den Abgeschiednen Nicht leuchten dürfet, rettet uns Geschwister! Du liebst, Diane, deinen holden Bruder Vor allem, was dir Erd und Himmel bietet, Und wendest dein jungfräulich Angesicht Nach seinem ewgen Lichte sehnend still.
Page 281 - THE burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish ; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in : from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them. Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle ; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
Page 50 - in some places, an image apparelled in great finery, crowned with flowers, a sheaf of corn placed under her arm, and a scycle in her hand, carried out of the village in the morning of the conclusive reaping day, with music and much clamour of the reapers, in«o the field, where it stands fixed on a pole all day, and when the reaping is done, is brought home in like manner. This they call the harvest queen, and it represents the Roman Ceres.
Page 357 - But I had not so much of man in me But all my mother came into my eyes, And gave me up to tears.

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