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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 John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 2

John Dryden, John Mitford - English literature - 1836
...altar laid. Then thus replied the prophetess divine : " O goddess-bora, of great Anchises' line ! *ne 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 labour lies. To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, And those of shining...
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Lectures on the nature and dangerous tendency of modern infidelity ...

Levi Tucker - 1837 - 189 pages
...purity and happiness of man. "Facihs decensus Averni, Noctea atque dies patet atri januna Distis." The gates of hell are open night and day: Smooth the descent, and easy is the way. The term, infidelity, is generic, and covers the whole field of scepticism; embracing atheists of various...
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The Works of George Campbell, Volume 2

George Campbell - Theology - 1840
...any blockhead is fully equal. But to produce the contrary effect, to subdue the spirit of faction, and that monster spiritual pride, with which it is...the way : But to return and view the cheerful skies ; In this the task and mighty labour lies". DRYDEN. Now in regard to the comparison, from which I fear...
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The natural history of society in the barbarous and civilized state

William Cooke Taylor - 1840
...decline is traced in the well known lines, Facilis descensus Averni, etc., or as Dryden renders them — The gates of hell are open night and day, Smooth the descent and easy is the w.-iy : But to return and view the cheerful skies, In this the task of mighty labour lies; To few great...
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The Scriptural Doctrine of the Trinity

Trinity - 1842 - 118 pages
...Bible, is rejected, the way to infidelity is paved. To that individual T " The gate of hell stands open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way !" It seems to us to be marvellous credulity, for a man to believe that a creature, a finite being,...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 2

John Dryden - 1844
...holy altar laid. Then thus replied the prophetess divine : " 0 goddess-horn, of great Anchises' line ! The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth...easy is the way But, to return, and view the cheerful skiesIn this the task and mighty lahour lies. To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, And those of...
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Reflections on Names and Places in Devonshire. [By Miss - Cornish.]

Cornish - Devon (England) - 1845 - 416 pages
...fathers' sight ' Then thus replied the prophetess divine, ' O goddess-born ! of great Anchises' line, The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: , IN; to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labour lies. To few great...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...Sed reaocare gradum, guperasque evadtre ad aurtts, Hoc opus, hie labor ett. vr;.n. The gates of Hrll are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But to return and view the cheerful skiea ; In this the task and mighty labour lies.. DRYDEN. Suffer me to acquaint you, Sir, that I have...
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Specimens of the Poets and Poetry of Greece and Rome

William Peter - English poetry - 1847 - 530 pages
...holy altar laid. Then thus replied the prophetess divine: "O goddess-born, of great Anchises' line! The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the...is the way: But, to return, and view the cheerful skiea — In this the task and mighty labour lies. To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, And those...
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Specimens of the Poets and Poetry of Greece and Rome

William Peter - English poetry - 1847 - 530 pages
...the prophetess divine: "0 goddess-born, of great Anchises' line! The gates of hell are open night nnd day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labour lies. To few great Jupiter imparts this grace, And those of...
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