Gai Saber; Tales And Songs: Tales and Songs

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byMaurice Henry Hewlett

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... VII ILIAD III THE OATHS, THE OUTLOOK FROM THE WALL, THE BATTLE OF PARIS AND MENELAOS NOW being ordered, all ranks with their chiefs, The Trojans came on clamorous, flockt like birds: Just as to Heaven goes up the crying of cranes Which flee the winter wet and with harsh cries Seek out the ocean, carrying murder and woe Upon the Pigmy tribes, and with the light Bring battle--so went they. Silent the Greeks Came out against them, courage in their breath, And eagerness of man to succour man. When over mountain crests the South wind blows Mist, such as shepherds fear and thieves love more Than night, and eye can see but a stone's cast--So thickly now under their feet the clouds Of dust roll'd up, as o'er the plain they came; Whereon, being in range each of the other, Came godlike Paris forth to champion Troy, Wearing a leopard-skin, bent bow to hand, Sworded; and in his hands he shook two spears Headed with bronze, and cried the Argive chiefs To battle with him unto death. Him there Mightily striding out, King Menelaos, Whom Ares lov'd, markt down, and in his heart Laught, as a lion when he happens on The carcase of a horn'd stag or wild boar, Ravening, and falls to feast, what tho' fierce dogs And lusty men beset him--so laught out The eyes of Menelaos when they lit On goodly Paris, deeming vengeance come For sin, and arm'd leapt from his car to earth. And Paris saw him foremost, and his heart Stood stricken, and he fell back on his friends Out of Fate's way: so in a mountain glen, Seeing a snake, a man flings back and feels His shaky knees, and runs as pallor gains His cheeks--so in the dread of Atreus' son Slipt goodly Paris backward to the throngs Of Troy. There Hektor saw him and revil'd With bitter words: "Thou Paris, seeming fair, Thou woman-hunting ch...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... VII ILIAD III THE OATHS, THE OUTLOOK FROM THE WALL, THE BATTLE OF PARIS AND MENELAOS NOW being ordered, all ranks with their c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217719791

ISBN - 13:9780217719797

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