Virgil's Æneid

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P.F. Collier, 1909 - Aeneas (Legendary character) - 432 pages
 

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Page 110 - And first around the tender boys they wind, Then with their sharpen'd fangs their limbs and bodies grind. The wretched father, running to their aid With pious haste, but vain, they next invade ; Twice round his waist their winding volumes roll'd ; And twice about his gasping throat they fold. The priest thus doubly choked — their crests divide, And towering o'er his head in triumph ride.
Page 44 - ... ac veluti magno in populo cum saepe coorta est seditio, saevitque animis ignobile volgus, iamque faces et saxa volant, furor arma ministrat; 100 tum pietate gravem ac meritis si forte virum quem conspexere, silent arrectisque auribus adstant; ille regit dictis animos, et pectora mulcet...
Page 178 - Oppress'd with numbers in th' unequal field, His men discourag'd, and himself expell'd, Let him for succor sue from place to place, Torn from his subjects, and his son's embrace. First, let him see his friends in battle slain, And their untimely fate lament in vain ; And when, at length, the cruel war shall cease, On hard conditions may he buy his peace: Nor let him then enjoy supreme command; But fall, untimely, by some hostile hand, And lie...
Page 211 - THE SIXTH BOOK OF THE MNEIS THE ARGUMENT. — The Sibyl foretells J£neas the adventures he should meet with in Italy. She attends him to hell ; describing to him the various scenes of that place, and conducting him to his father Anchises, who instructs him in those sublime mysteries of the soul of the world, and the transmigration ; and shews him that glorious race of heroes which was to descend from him, and his posterity.
Page 142 - At length her lord descends upon the plain, In pomp, attended with a num'rous train ; Receives his friends, and to the city leads, And tears of joy amidst his welcome sheds. Proceeding on, another Troy I see, Or, in less compass, Troy's epitome. A...
Page 36 - Love has nothing of his own ; he borrows all from a greater master in his own profession, and, which is worse, improves nothing which he finds. Nature fails him, and being forced to his old shift, he has recourse to witticism. This passes indeed with his soft admirers, and gives him the preference to Virgil in their esteem.
Page 187 - The Centaur and the Dolphin brush the brine With equal oars, advancing in a line : And now the mighty Centaur seems to lead, And now the speedy Dolphin gets ahead : \ Now board to board the rival vessels row ; The billows lave the skies, and ocean groans below. They reach'd the mark. Proud Gyas and his train In triumph rode, the victors of the main : But, steering round, he charg'd his pilot — •" Stand More close to shore, and skim along the sand ! Let others bear to sea.
Page 367 - T is all that he can give, or we demand. Joy is no more; but I would gladly go, To greet my Pallas with such news below.
Page 200 - The crowd withdrawn, an open plain appears. And now the noble youths, of form divine, Advance before their fathers, in a line : The riders grace the steeds ; the steeds with glory shine. Thus marching on in military pride, Shouts of applause resound from side to side.
Page 64 - I have endeavoured to make Virgil speak such English as he would himself have spoken, if he had been born in England, and in this present age.

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