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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 Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 9

1859
..."FacilisdescensusAverni," &c., which Dryden translated as follows : " The gates of hell are opened night and day, Smooth the descent and easy is the way: But to return and view the cheerful skies, In this the task of mighty labours lies ; To few great Jupiter imparts that grace, And those of shining...
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The Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 9

Cortlandt Van Rensselaer - 1859
..."FacilisdescensusAverni," c., which Dryden translated as follows : " The gates of hell are opened night aud day, Smooth the descent and easy is the way : But to return and view the cheerful skies, In this the task of mighty labours lies ; To few great Jupiter imparts that grace, And those of shining...
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A new dictionary of quotations from the Greek, Latin, and modern languages ...

Greek - 1859
...upper regions, this is, indeed, a work of difficulty, this is, indeed, a task : " — "Avernus' gates are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But to return to heaven's pure light again, This is a work of labour and of pain." The poet speaks of the descent...
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Beautiful thoughts from Latin authors, with Engl. transl., by C.T. Ramage

Craufurd Tait Ramage - 1864
...aut ardens evexit ad sethera virtus, Dls geuiti, potuere. O goddess-born of great Anchises' line ! The 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...
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The Financial Economy of the United States Illustrated: And Some of the ...

John Alexander Ferris - California - 1867 - 356 pages
...Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auris, Hoc opus, hie labor est.—Virgil. " Avernus' gates are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return to Heaven's pure light again, This is a work of labor and of pain." Precisely so it is with the practice...
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Guide to English spelling

John Russell (F.E.I.S.) - English language - 1869
...(n.) ; white of an egg. glare (v.) ; overpower with light. " What majesty is in her gait ! " (S.) " The gates of hell are open night and day ; smooth the descent, and easy is the way." (Dry.) " In the garb of old Gaul, with the fire of old Kome." " Comedy diverted without gall." (Dry.)...
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A New Dictionary of Qoutations

1869
...upper regions, this is, indeed, a work of difficulty, this is, indeed, a task:" — "Avernus' gates are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return to heaven's pure light again, This is a work of labor and of pain." The poet speaks of the descent...
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The first chronicle of ∆scendune

Augustine David Crake - 1874 - 245 pages
...not certain they do not outnumber us; even so, we probably excel them in. * The gate of hell stands open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But to return, and view the upper skies — In this the toil, in this the labour lies. — DKYDEN. L discipline and skill, and...
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Meeting the Sun: A Journey All Round the World Through Egypt, China, Japan ...

William Simpson - China - 1874 - 413 pages
...anything very uncomfortable about them. The heat certainly was not complained of. Virgil says, — " The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way." The descent to a stoke-hole cannot be told in these words, for it is difficult. It might be called...
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Ancient and Modern Familiar Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern ...

Quotations, English - 1875 - 527 pages
...upper regions, this is, indeed, a work of difficulty, this is, indeed, a task:" — "Avernus' gates are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return to heaven's pure light again. This is a work of labor and of pain." The poet speaks of the descent...
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