A Manual of Classical Literature: Comprising Biographical and Critical Notices of the Principal Greek and Roman Authors, with Illustrative Extracts from Their Works. Also, a Brief Survey of the Rise and Progress of the Various Forms of Literature, with Descriptions of the Minor Authors
S.C. Griggs, 1880 - 418 Seiten
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Seite 160 - ... to fair notions, until from fair notions he arrives at the notion of absolute beauty, and at last knows what the essence of beauty is. This, my dear Socrates...
Seite 118 - Close around him, and confound him, the confounder of us all, Pelt him, pummel him, and maul him ; rummage, ransack, overhaul him ; Overbear him and outbawl him ; bear him down, and bring him under. Bellow like a burst of thunder, Robber ! harpy ! sink of plunder ! Rogue and villain ! rogue and cheat ! rogue and villain, I repeat ! Oftener than I can repeat it, has the rogue and villain cheated.
Seite 62 - In forest, brake, or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude; Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain...
Seite 40 - This chief transcends his father's fame :" While pleased, amidst the general shouts of Troy, His mother's conscious heart o'erflows with joy.' He spoke, and fondly gazing on her charms, Restored the pleasing burden to her arms ; Soft on her fragrant breast the babe she laid, Hush'd to repose, and with a smile survey'd. The troubled pleasure soon chastised by fear, She mingled with a smile a tender tear.
Seite 155 - The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways— I to die, and you to live.
Seite 233 - Yet was the misery itself more terrible than this disorder, for one would have thought that the hill itself, on which the Temple stood, was seething hot, as full of fire on every part of it, that the blood was larger in quantity than the fire, and those that were slain more in number than those that slew them, for the ground did nowhere appear visible for the dead bodies that lay on it ; but the soldiers went over heaps of those bodies, as they ran upon such as fled from them.
Seite 155 - I am not angry with my condemners, or with my accusers ; they have done me no harm, although they did not mean to do me any good ; and for this I may gently blame them.
Seite 40 - ... about the moon Look beautiful, when all the winds are laid, And every height comes out, and jutting peak And valley, and the immeasurable heavens Break open to their highest, and all the stars Shine, and the shepherd gladdens in his heart : So many a fire between the ships and stream Of Xanthus blazed before the towers of Troy, A thousand on the plain ; and close by each Sat fifty in the blaze of burning fire ; And champing golden grain, the horses stood Hard by their chariots, waiting for the...
Seite 39 - O thou! whose glory fills the ethereal throne, And all ye deathless powers! protect my son! Grant him, like me, to purchase just renown, To guard the Trojans, to defend the crown, Against his country's foes the war to wage, And rise the Hector of the future age! So when triumphant from successful toils Of heroes slain he bears the reeking spoils, Whole hosts may hail him with deserved acclaim, And say, 'This chief transcends his father's fame.' While pleased amidst the general shouts of Troy, His...
Seite 39 - And all ye deathless powers, protect my son ! Grant him, like me, to purchase just renown, To guard the Trojans, to defend the crown, Against his country's foes the war to wage, And rise the Hector of the future age ! So when triumphant from successful toils Of heroes slain he bears the reeking spoils, Whole hosts may hail him with deserved acclaim, And say, ' This chief transcends his father's fame :* While pleased amidst the general shouts of Troy, His mother's conscious heart o'erflows with joy.