Homer's Batrachomyomachia, Hymns And Epigrams; Hesiod's Works And Days. Musaeus' Hero And Leander…

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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. 1858 Excerpt: ... io And in high number of the Deities plac'd. 8 Grought--growth. Yet when the many-hymn-given God had past His Nurses' cares, in ivies and in bays All over thicketed, his varied ways To sylvan coverts evermore He took, 15 With all his Nurses, whose shrill voices shook Thickets, in which could no foot's entry fall, And he himself made captain of them all. And so, O grape-abounding Bacchus, be Ever saluted by my Muse and me! 20 Give us to spend with spirit our hours out here, And every hour extend to many a year. TO DIANA. TANA, that the golden spindle moves, And lofty sounds as well as Bacchus loves, A bashful virgin, and of fearful hearts The death-affecter with delighted darts, By sire and mother Phcebus' sister born, s Whose thigh the golden falchion doth adorn, I sing; who likewise over hills of shade And promontories that vast winds invade, Amorous of hunting, bends her all-gold bow, And sigh-begetting arrows doth bestow 10 In fates so dreadful that the hill-tops quake, And bristled woods their leafy foreheads shake, Horrors invade earth, and the fishy seas Impassion'd furies; nothing can appease The dying brays of beasts. And her delight 13 In so much death affects so with affright 11 Even all inanimate natures; for, while she Her sports applies, their general progeny She all ways turns upon to all their banes. Yet when her fiery pleasures find their wanes, 20 Her yielding bow unbent, to th' ample house, Seated in Delphos, rich and populous, Of her dear brother, her retreats advance. Where th' instauration of delightsome dance Amongst the Muses and the Graces she 25 Gives form; in which herself the regency (Her unbent bow hung up, and casting on A gracious robe) assumes, and first sets gone The dances' entry; to which all send forth Their heavenly voic...

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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. 1858 Excerpt: ... io And in high number of the Deities plac'd. 8 Grought--growth. Yet when the many-hymn-given God had past His Nurses' cares, in...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217007953

ISBN - 13:9780217007955

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