The Works of Virgil, Volumes 1-2

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Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1870
 

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Page 263 - Arid 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 in the common sand.
Page 68 - Fate's severe decree, A new Marcellus shall arise in thee! Full canisters of fragrant lilies bring, Mix'd with the purple roses of the spring: Let me with fun'ral flow'rs his body strow: This gift, which parents to their children owe, This unavailing gift, at least, I may bestow!
Page 67 - Let others better mould the running mass Of metals, and inform the breathing brass, And soften into flesh, a marble face ; Plead better at the bar ; describe the skies, And when the stars descend, and when they rise. But Rome ! 'tis thine alone, with awful sway, To rule mankind, and make the world obey. Disposing peace and war, thy own majestic way : To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free: — These are imperial arts and worthy thee.
Page 157 - He said, and hurl'd against the mountain side His quivering spear, and all the god applied. The raging Winds rush through the hollow wound, And dance aloft in air, and skim along the ground ; Then, settling on the sea, the surges sweep, Raise liquid mountains, and disclose the deep. South, East, and West, with mix'd confusion roar, And roll the foaming billows to the shore. The cables crack ; the sailors' fearful cries "\ Ascend ; and sable night involves the skies ; > And heaven itself is ravish'd...
Page 198 - Thus, when the rival winds their quarrel try, Contending for the kingdom of the sky, South, east, and west, on airy coursers borne; The whirlwind gathers, and the woods are torn: Then Nereus strikes the deep; the billows rise, And, mix'd with ooze and sand, pollute the skies.
Page 212 - She said, and gliding pass'd unseen in air. I strove to speak : but horror tied my tongue : And thrice about her neck my arms I flung, And, thrice deceiv'd, on vain embraces hung. Light as an empty dream at break of day, Or as a blast of wind, she rush'd away. Thus havingpass'dthenight in fruitless pain, I to my longing friends return again — Amaz'd th...
Page 172 - Penthisilea there, with haughty grace, Leads to the wars an Amazonian race: In their right hands a pointed dart they wield; The left, for ward, sustains the lunar shield. Athwart her breast a golden belt she throws, Amidst the press alone provokes a thousand foes, And dares her maiden arms to manly force oppose.
Page 101 - 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.
Page 15 - The victor to the goal, who vanquish'd by his friend. Next Helymus; and then Diores came, By two misfortunes made the third in fame. But Salius enters, and, exclaiming loud For justice, deafens and disturbs the crowd; Urges his cause may in the court be heard; And pleads the prize is wrongfully conferr'd.
Page 64 - Sent to the realm that Saturn rul'd of old ; Born to restore a better age of gold. Afric, and India, shall his pow'r obey, He shall extend his propagated sway Beyond the solar year, without the starry way.

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