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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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Recollections of Four Years in Venezuela

Charles Daniel Dance - Venezuela - 1876 - 303 pages
...strive To strip them off, 'tis being flayed alive." And an older poet said : — '' (The gates of Sin) 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."* * facilis descensus Averni :...
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Mind, Volume 2

George Croom Robertson, George Frederick Stout, George Edward Moore - Electronic journals - 1893
...operation herein which is of less dignity and importance in Aristotle's eyes than the inductive method. 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 shining...
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The Bible Hell: The Words Rendered Hell in the Bible, Sheol, Hadees ...

John Wesley Hanson - Future punishment - 1878 - 69 pages
...race 1 whom endless night invades, Clouds the dull air, and wraps them round in shades." Virgil says: "The gates of Hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent. and easy is the way " Just in the gate, and in the jaws of Hell, Revengeful Cares and sullen Sorrows dwell, And pale Diseases,...
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The spare half hour (papers from The Sword and the trowel).

1878
...season and relinquished just when we will. We may say of them, as Virgil does of hell, " Avernus' gates are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way ; But to return to heaven's pure light again, ••• is a work of labour and of pain." True, the grace of God may...
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A Book of Bombay

James Douglas - Bombay (India) - 1883 - 566 pages
...attention of the counoisseur. The game, however, went on, and we know the termination of these things. " The gates of hell are open night and day, Smooth the descent and easy is the way." The traveller who proceeds to Poona by rail, as he nears Kurjnt, must have observed a high hill on...
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Paradise lost, book i. (ii.), ed. with intr. and notes by F. Storr, Book 2

Francis Storr - 1884
...Facilis descensus Averni, Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras Hoc opus, hie labor est. " The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the...the way : But to return and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty valour lies." — DRYDEN. 434 Convex of fire. Regarded from the point of...
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Virgil's Ćneid, tr. by J. Dryden

1884
...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...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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How We Defended Arábi and His Friends: A Story of Egypt and the Egyptians

Alexander Meyrick Broadley - Egypt - 1884 - 507 pages
...The task is a difficult one, but Mr. Gladstone does not seem to shrink from it: — " Avernus' gates are open night and day, Smooth the descent and easy is the way. But to return to heaven's pure light again, Such is a work of labour and of pain." In coming back once more to the...
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Virgil's Ćneid

Virgil - 1886 - 319 pages
...altar laid. Then thus replied the prophetess divine : " О goddess.born ! of great Anchises' line, The gates of hell are open night and day, Smooth the descent and easy is the way ; Hul to return and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labour lies. To lew great...
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The Essays of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 346 pages
...janua ditis ; Sed revocare grailum, supeiasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus, hie labor est." VlRG. " 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." DRYDEN. Of this vice, as of all others, every man who indulges...
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