Camoens: His Life and His Lusiads, Band 2

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B. Quaritch, 1881 - 738 Seiten
 

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Seite 513 - Mount Amara, though this by some supposed True Paradise, under the Ethiop line By Nilus' head, enclosed with shining rock, A whole day's journey high, but wide remote From this Assyrian garden, where the fiend Saw, undelighted, all delight, all kind Of living creatures, new to sight and strange.
Seite 658 - Gaui, before described, who happened to be passing that way, and did not perceive the holy man, shot an arrow at a peacock, which struck the apostle in the side.
Seite 567 - Pope (Il. viii.) expanded the five lines of the night-view into twelve, so Mickle here spread the first six into fourteen, beginning with : — The moon, full-orbed, forsakes her watery cave (?) And lifts her lovely head above the wave. His sweet and flowing verse seems to anticipate the "Curse of Minerva"; but it abjures the masterly simplicity of Camoens. In line 2 the stars are signs of fair weather (Iliad viii., in fine). Dante's Inferno. Hyperio (l.
Seite 648 - Achaemenias urbes Pater Orchemus, etc. Orchemus being probably Urukh. Also Lucan (ii. 49), and Ausonius (Epig. xxxvii.). According to the Greeks, the progenitor of the Achaemenians was Perses, son of Perseus, son of Danae. In line 5 the Cephissian flower is the narcissus ; and Adonis (l. 7) is the anemone, born of his blood. LXI. 1-4. — This beautiful idea is perhaps borrowed from the alliteration and rhyme of Ausonius (Idyl, xiv.) : — Ambigeres raperet ne rosis Aurora ruborem, An daret, et flores...
Seite 452 - Danube (iii. 7-12)1; frigid Scythia, and the numerous Scythians who contended that they were older than the Egyptians.2 It touches on the Russ (meaning the Rowers), and specifies " Moscovia's Zebelin " (vi. 95), the Sable. So Ibn Batutah (chap. xii.) brings the precious fur from the Land of Darkness (Siberia), where " dwell the Russians who are Christians, with red hair and blue eyes, an ugly and perfidious people.
Seite 732 - Vestae ; obscurata diu populo bonus eruet atque proferet in lucem speciosa vocabula rerum, quae priscis memorata Catonibus atque Cethegis nunc situs informis premit et deserta vetustas ; adsciscet nova, quae genitor produxerit usus. vehemens et liquidus puroque simillimus amni fundet opes Latiumque beabit divite lingua...
Seite 588 - Ne putetis gratis esse malos in hoc mundo, et nihil boni de illis agere Deum. Oninis malus aut ideo vivit ut corrigatur : aut ideo vivit, ut per ilium bonus exerceatur. " LXXI-LXXIII.— These three stanzas re-echo the speech of "Magnus" in the Pharsalia (iii. 540-96), including the Phasis (or Rion), Syene, the Heniochi, the Sophenes, and the Judaei. LXXI. 3. — The Nemesis is she of Herodotus. 4. — Fons. Jur., and most editors prefer dina (digne, worthy): F. & M. change it, and apparently with...
Seite 435 - Meca" insultingly spat on the ground, saying, " Portugal ! Portugal!" and declared that the navigators were pirates. Marco Polo notes that in Malabar the testimony of one who sails by sea is not admissible, because such men are regarded as mere desperadoes. The Chinese Mandarins had the same horror of ships " which went about the world seeking other ships in order to take them.
Seite 623 - Lusiadi, ii. 629, Capt. Burton says: "The Fatherland had just produced that great dragon, Martin Luther, its third great appearance in history.
Seite 662 - King, by the Grace of God, of Portugal, and of the Algarves, both on this side the sea and beyond it in Africa, Lord of Guinea and of the Conquest, Navigation, and Commerce of Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia, and India.

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