Thucydides, Volume 2

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A. J. Valpy, 1831 - Greece
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Page 216 - With solemn touches troubled thoughts, and chase Anguish, and doubt, and fear, and sorrow, and pain From mortal or immortal minds. Thus they, Breathing united force, with fixed thought, Moved on in silence to soft pipes, that charmed Their painful steps o'er the burnt soil.
Page 216 - Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage,* With solemn touches,* troubled thoughts, and chase Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain From mortal or immortal minds. Thus they Breathing united force with fixed thought...
Page 216 - Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood Of flutes and soft recorders...
Page 216 - Of warriors old with order'd spear and shield ! Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose : he through the armed files Darts his experienced eye, and soon traverse The whole battalion views, their order due, Their visages and stature as of gods ; Their number last he sums. And now his heart Distends with pride, and hardening in his strength Glories...

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