Virgil's Aeneid

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George Routledge and Sons, 1884 - Aeneas (Legendary character) - 319 pages
 

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Page 7 - My next desire is, void of care and strife, To lead a soft, secure, inglorious life — A country cottage near a crystal flood, A winding valley, and a lofty wood. Some god conduct me to the sacred shades, Where Bacchanals are sung by Spartan maids, Or lift me high to Haemus...
Page 87 - Great Jove, propitious to the Moorish race, Who feast on painted beds, with offerings grace Thy temples, and adore thy power divine With blood of victims, and with sparkling wine ! Seest thou not this ? or do we fear in vain Thy boasted thunder, and thy thoughtless reign ? Do thy broad hands the forky lightnings lance ? Thine are the bolts, or the blind work of chance ? A wandering woman builds, within our state, A little town, bought at an easy rate ; She pays me homage ; (and my grants allow A...
Page 109 - As, when the dove her rocky hold forsakes, Roused in a fright, her sounding wings she shakes ; The cavern rings with clattering ; out she flies, And leaves her callow care, and cleaves the skies : At first she flutters ; but at length she springs To smoother flight, and shoots upon her wings ; So Mnestheus in the Dolphin cuts the sea ; And, flying with a force, that force assists his way.
Page 153 - Nysa's top descending on the plains, With curling vines around his purple reins. And doubt we yet through dangers to pursue The paths of honour, and a crown in view?
Page 36 - The cause, and ruled the counsels of the court, I made some figure there ; nor was my name Obscure, nor I without my share of fame.
Page 51 - She held my hand, the destin'd blow to break; Then from her rosy lips began to speak: 'My son, from whence this madness, this neglect Of my commands, and those whom I protect? Why this unmanly rage? Recall to mind Whom you forsake, what pledges leave behind.
Page 99 - Oppressed with numbers in the unequal field, His men discouraged and himself expelled, Let him for succour 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 unburied on the barren sand : D2 These are my prayers, and this...
Page 16 - Illyrian coasts, Where rolling down the steep, Timavus raves, And through nine channels disembogues his waves. At length he founded Padua's happy seat, And gave his Trojans a secure retreat ; There...
Page 151 - But the pure ether of the soul remains. But, when a thousand rolling years are past (So long their punishments and penance last), Whole droves of minds are, by the driving god...
Page 152 - Dardan blood: Born in the covert of a shady wood, Him fair Lavinia, thy surviving wife, Shall breed in groves, to lead a solitary life. In Alba he shall fix his royal seat, And, born a king, a race of kings beget ;— Then Procas. honour of the Trojan name, Capys, and Numitor, of endless fame.

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