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Fields, Osgood, 1870
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Page 204 - Ashamed before the men and long-robed dames Of Troy, were I to keep aloof and shun The conflict, coward-like. Not thus my heart Prompts me, for greatly have I learned to dare And strike among the foremost sons of Troy, 57
Page 205 - Grieve me so much as thine, when some mailed Greek Shall lead thee weeping hence, and take from thee Thy day of freedom. Thou in Argos then Shalt, at another's bidding, ply the loom, And from the fountain of Messeis draw
Page 13 - to sprout no more,— And now the Achaian judges bear it, — they Who guard the laws received from Jupiter,— 305 Such is my oath, — the time shall - come when all The Greeks shall long to see Achilles back, While multitudes are perishing by the hand Of Hector, the man-queller; thou, meanwhile, Though thou lament,
Page 207 - man can send me to the shades Before my time; no man of woman born, Coward or brave, can shun his destiny. 615 But go thou home, and tend thy labors there,— The web, the distaff, — and command thy maids To speed the work. The cares of war pertain To all men born in Troy, and most to me." Thus speaking, mighty Hector took again
Page 15 - Great as they were, they listened to my words And took my counsel. Hearken also ye, And let my words persuade you for the best. Thou, powerful as thou art, take not from him The maiden; suffer him to keep the prize 35 Decreed him by the sons of Greece ; and thou,
Page 132 - Saw many a Trojan slain, and many a Greek, Stretched side by side upon the bloody field. BOOK V. T^HEN Pallas to Tydides Diomed Gave strength and courage, that he might appear Among the Achaians greatly eminent, And win a glorious name. Upon his head And shield she caused a constant flame to play,
Page 396 - Are held by some just woman, who maintains, By spinning wool, her household, — carefully She poises both the wool and weights, to make The balance even, that she may provide A pittance for her babes, — thus equally s Were matched the warring hosts, till Jupiter
Page 126 - Before the western wind, and first the surge Uplifts itself, and then against the land Dashes and roars, and round the headland peaks Tosses on high and spouts its foam afar, So moved the serried phalanxes of Greece
Page 89 - Gallant and tall. True, there are taller men; But of such noble form and dignity I never saw: in truth, a kingly man." And Helen, fairest among women, thus Answered: "Dear second father, whom at once s I fear and honor, would that cruel death Had overtaken
Page 80 - when both armies were arrayed for war, Each with its chiefs, the Trojan host moved on With shouts and clang of arms, as when the cry Of cranes is in the air, that, flying south From winter and its mighty breadth of rain, s Wing their way Over ocean, and at dawn Bring fearful battle to the

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