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" The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labor lies. "
The Philosophy of Rhetoric - Page 227
by George Campbell - 1801
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1825
...open. -Fucilis descensut Arerni, Noctes atque dist patet atrijunua Ditis. VIRG. -En. lib. vi. 126. The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way. DIIYDIN. The means of doing hurt to ourselves are always at hand. I immediately sent to a printer,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...gradum, superatqut cmderc ad aural, Hxaput, hie labor at. — Vino. The gates of Hell are open nighl and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way ; But to return, and view the chrerfnl skier.. Of this vice, as of all others, every man who indulges it is conscious: we all know...
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The Literary magnet of the belles lettres, science, and the fine arts, ed ...

Tobias Merton (pseud) - 1826
...make the lapse into crime so all but imperceptible. " Faeilis descensus Averni," says the sybil ; — The gates of hell are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way. Let us proceed to .the lines in continuation :— But, to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this...
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The Works of Virgil

Virgil - 1828 - 501 pages
...laid. Then thus replied the prophetess divine : 190 ' O goddess-born, of great Anchises' line ! Th* gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the...way : But to return, and view the cheerful skies— In this the task and mighty valour lies. 195 To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, And those of...
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The Fologues

Virgil - 1830
...altar laid. Then thus replied the prophetess divine : 190 ' O goddess-born, of great Anchises' line ! The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth...way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labor lies. 195 To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, And those...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from Various Authors in Ancient and Modern ...

Hugh Moore - Quotations - 1831 - 507 pages
...to retrace one's steps, and to regain the upper world, this is the labour, this the difficulty." " Smooth the descent and easy is the way, But, to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labour lies." DRYDEN. The allusion in this passage is to vEneas's descent...
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The Melange: A Variety of Original Pieces in Prose and Verse : Comprising ...

Egerton Smith - English literature - 1831 - 634 pages
...aloof, but once having entered it, there is little hope of return or escape. The gates of hell stand open night and day, Smooth the descent and easy is the way ; But to return to light and golden skies; Th.it is the task ; — 'tis there the labour lies. " You should have quoted...
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The People's Book: Comprising Their Chartered Rights and Practical Wrongs

William Carpenter - Civil rights - 1831 - 427 pages
...another, — suck is the relish of forbidden fruit ; for, as the Roman poet observes, " The gates of bell are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way." So, when this agreement was on the tapis, it was bethought by those whom it concerned, that Mr. Sugden...
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Parting Advice to a Youth on Leaving His Sunday School

1833 - 80 pages
...therefore most particularly charge you to be careful here. Temptations surround you on every hand ; " The gates of hell are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way." Approach not these gates, I beseech you. As the house of God is the gate of heaven, so the theatre...
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Virgil, Volume 2

Virgil - 1834
...altar laid. Then thus replied the prophetess divine : 190 " O goddess-born, of great Anchises' line ! The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth...way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labour lies. 195 To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, And those...
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