The Iliad of Homer, Volumen2

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H. Baldwin, 1796
 

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Página 215 - Like trembling hounds before the lion's rage. Far distant hence I held my wide command, Where foaming Xanthus laves the Lycian land, With ample wealth (the wish of mortals...
Página 198 - Yet soon he heal'd ; for spirits that live throughout Vital In every part, not as frail man In entrails, heart or head, liver or reins, Cannot but by annihilating die ; Nor in their liquid texture mortal wound Receive, no more than can the fluid air...
Página 10 - Thus fond of vengeance, with a furious bound, In clanging arms he leaps upon the ground From his high chariot : him, approaching near, The beauteous champion views with marks of fear ; Smit with a conscious sense, retires behind, And shuns the fate he well deserved to find. As when some shepherd, from the rustling trees...
Página 83 - Apollo's altars in his native town. Now with full force the yielding horn he bends, Drawn to an arch, and joins the doubling ends; Close to his breast he strains the nerve below, Till the barb'd points approach the circling bow; The impatient weapon whizzes on the wing; Sounds the tough horn, and twangs the quivering string.
Página 79 - Though mark'd by none but quick poetic eyes : (So Rome's great founder to the heavens withdrew, To Proculus alone confess'd in view) A sudden star, it shot through liquid air, And drew behind a radiant trail of hair. Not Berenice's locks first rose so bright, The heavens bespangling with dishevell'd light. The sylphs behold it kindling as it flies, And pleas'd pursue its progress through the skies.
Página 212 - So spoke the god who darts celestial fires: He dreads his fury, and some steps retires. Then Phoebus bore the chief of Venus...
Página 359 - This from the right to left the herald bears, Held out in order to the Grecian peers ; Each to his rival yields the mark unknown, Till godlike Ajax finds the lot his own ; Surveys th...
Página 332 - Freed from his keepers, thus, with broken reins, The wanton courser prances o'er the plains, Or in the pride of youth o'erleaps the mounds, And snuffs the females in forbidden grounds. Or seeks his wat'ring in the...
Página 185 - Without a warrior's arms, the spear and shield ! If e'er with life I quit the Trojan plain, If e'er I see my spouse and sire again, This bow, unfaithful to my glorious aims, Broke by my hand, shall feed the blazing flames.
Página 327 - My soul impels me to the' embattled plains; Let me be foremost to defend the throne, And guard my father's glories, and my own. " Yet come it will, the day decreed by fates...

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