Virgil's Æneid

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Baker & Taylor Company, 1888 - Aeneas (Legendary character) - 258 pages
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Page xviii - Virgilius in Latin is indefensible ; but, while we write Vergilius only, it may be long before the Italians give up their long-cherished Virgilio, the French their Virgile, and we English our familiar VIRGIL.1 1 Prof.
Page 109 - But thou, O Roman, remember to govern the tribes of thy Empire : These be thine arts to impose the conditions of peace on the conquered, Sparing the captives in war, and crushing the haughty in battle.
Page xl - Tender attachments ; and long he the deed concealed, and the pining Lover the villain, by many a pretext, wheedled with empty Hope : but the ghost of her husband unburied itself in her night-dreams Came to her, lifting before her its visage amazingly pallid : Ghastly the altars it laid, and its bosom all gashed with the dagger...
Page xl - Naked to view, and uncovered each hidden misdeed of the household : Then it exhorts her to hasten escape, and depart from the country ; And, as an aid for her journey, in earth it discloses her ancient Treasures, an unaccountable weight both of gold and of silver. Dido, incited by these, was preparing her flight and companions...
Page 70 - And now, if I err not, the day is at hand which I shall keep (such, O gods, was your will) ever as a day of grief, ever as of honour. Were I spending it in exile in the Gaetulian Syrtes, or caught on the Argolic sea or in Mycenae's town, yet would I perform the yearly vow with rites of solemn ordinance exsequerer strueremque suis altaria donis.
Page xl - Fleeing her brother. The tale of her grievance is lengthy, and lengthy Too, are its mazes ; but I will the main trails trace of its outlines. She had a husband, Sychaeus, the richest in landed possessions Known of Phoenicians, and loved by her lorn with a passionate fondness. Virgin...
Page xl - Thence to these haunts they have come, where now thou seest yon stately Ramparts and rising castle of recently colonized Carthage. Ground they have purchased, and named it, from terms of the bargain, the BYRSA, Just so much it should be as they could enclose with a bull's hide.

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