Selections from Homer's Iliad

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D. Appleton and Company, 1910 - Greek language - 522 pages
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Page 83 - As when in heaven the stars about the moon Look beautiful, when all the winds are laid, And every height comes out, and jutting peak And valley, and the immeasurable heavens Break open to their highest, and all the stars Shine, and the Shepherd gladdens in his heart...
Page 83 - ... about the moon Look beautiful, when all the winds are laid, And every height comes out, and jutting peak And valley, and the immeasurable heavens Break open to their highest, and all the stars Shine, and the Shepherd gladdens in his heart : So many a fire between the ships and stream Of Xanthus blazed before the towers of Troy, A thousand on the plain ; and close by each Sat fifty in the blaze of burning fire ; And eating hoary grain and pulse the steeds, Fixt by their cars, waited the golden...
Page 271 - Th' enormous weight from earth could hardly raise. He heav'd it at a lift, and, pois'd on high, Ran stagg'ring on against his enemy. But so disorder'd, that he scarcely knew His way, or what unwieldy weight he threw. His knocking knees are bent beneath the load ; And shiv'ring cold congeals his vital blood.
Page 313 - So, on the bloody sand, Sohrab lay dead. And the great Rustum drew his horseman's cloak Down o'er his face, and sate by his dead son.
Page 259 - And they took Absalom and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him : and all Israel fled every one to his tent.
Page 338 - The sickly fancy labors in the night; We seem to run; and, destitute of force, Our sinking limbs forsake us in the course: In vain we heave for breath; in vain we cry; The nerves, unbrac'd, their usual strength deny; And on the tongue the falt'ring accents die: So Turnus far'd; whatever means he tried, All force of arms and points of art employ'd, The Fury flew athwart, and made th
Page 294 - But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction : for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
Page 302 - Thus while he spoke, already she began, With sparkling eyes, to view the guilty man; From head to foot...
Page 338 - And as, when heavy sleep has closed the sight, The sickly fancy labours in the night; We seem to run ; and, destitute of force, Our sinking limbs forsake us in the course ; In vain we heave for breath ; in vain we cry; The nerves, unbraced, their usual strength deny; And on the tongue the faltering accents die...
Page 230 - Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters...

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