The Thebaid of Statius: Translated Into English Verse, with Notes and Observations, and a Dissertation Upon the Whole by Way of Preface, Volume 1

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Page 19 - His Lineaments divine ; the Pair that clad Each Shoulder broad, came mantling o'er his Bread With regal Ornament ; the middle Pair Girt like a ftarry Zone, his Waift and round Skirted his Loins and Thighs, with downy Gold, And Colours dip'd in Heav'n : the third his Feet Shadow'd from either Heel with feather'd Mail,
Page 19 - With regal Ornament ; the middle Pair Girt like a ftarry Zone, his Waift and round Skirted his Loins and Thighs, with downy Gold, And Colours dip'd in Heav'n : the third his Feet Shadow'd from either Heel with
Page 261 - The failing Pine, the Cedar proud and tall, The Vine-prop Elm, the Poplar never dry, The Builder Oak, fole King of Forefts all, The Afpin good for
Page 261 - obedient to the Bender's Will, The Birch for Shafts, the Sallow for the Mill, The Myrrh, fweet bleeding in the bitter Wound, The warlike Beech, the
Page 261 - Funeral, The Laurel, Meed of mighty Conquerors, And Poets Sage : the Fir that weepeth ftill, The Willow, worn of forlorn Paramours, The
Page 235 - Some ftrange Difafter, fome Reverfe of Fate (Ye Gods avert it) threats the Trojan State. Far be the Omen, which my Thoughts
Page xxii - too great, nor the Deviations from the Original too many. In the main Parts of the Poem, fuch as the Fable, Manners and Sentiments,
Page 261 - e le Querce altri percote, Che mille volte rinovar le chiome, E mille volte ad ogni incontro immote L' ire de' venti han rintuzzate, e dome: Ed altri
Page iii - more lineally in Statius's Family, than perhaps in any other. He received it from his Father, who had been an eminent Poet in his Time, and lived to fee his
Page 178 - founded upon an important Truth of Religion, not unknown to the Pagans, that God only can open the Eyes of Men, and enable them to fee what they cannot difcover by their own Capacity.

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