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This was my favorite book of classical myths growing up. It has a reference style of layout, rather than the story style of Edith Hamilton's book. It presents the various gods in a fairly systematic ... Læs hele anmeldelsen
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According Achilles Æneas ancient Apollo appeared arms arrows Bacchus bear beauty became body breath brother brought called changed chariot Cupid dark daughter dead death Diana divine earth eyes face fair fall fate father fear fell fire flowers gave goddess gods gold golden Greek hand head heard heart heaven hero horses Iliad island Italy Juno Jupiter king land leaves light live looked lost lover maiden Minerva mortal mother mountain moved myths nature Neptune never night nymph offered once Ovid Painting passed poets Psyche race received river round sent side Siegfried sister sleep spear stars stood story sweet thee things thou thought took tree Trojan turned Ulysses Venus voice wandering wife wind wound youth
Side 332 - sprung*! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set. See Milton's Sonnet, " I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs," for allusion to Latona. In Art. In the shrine of Latona in Delos there was, in the days of
Side 330 - the Nativity, and in lines of solemn and elevated beauty pictures the consternation of the heathen idols at the advent of the Saviour: The Oracles are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell
Side 330 - 740: From morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith, like a falling star, On Lemnos, the ^gean isle.
Side 335 - The last star in the tail of the Little Bear is the Polestar, or Cynosure (dog's tail). Illustrative. Milton's " Let my lamp, at midnight hour, Be seen in some high lonely tower, Where I may
Side 340 - (the daughter of Ceres): Proserpina. Larissa: a city of Thessaly, on the river Peneiis. Illustrative. Milton's sonnet, On his Deceased Wife: Methought I saw my late espoused saint Brought to me like Aleestis from the grave, Whom Jove's great son to her glad husband gave, Rescued from death by force, though pale and faint.
Side 330 - Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell Illustrative. Spenser, Faerie Queene, 1,2,2; i, 2, 29; i,
Side xxxiii - and his Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte. All is but a symbol painted Of the Poet, Prophet, Seer; Only those are crowned and sainted Who with grief have been acquainted, Making nations nobler, freer. In their feverish exultations, In their triumph and their yearning, In their passionate pulsations, In their words among the
Side 182 - And on the joys we shared in mortal life, — The paths which we had trod — these fountains, flowers, My new-planned cities, and unfinished towers. " But should suspense permit the foe to cry, ' Behold they tremble ! — haughty their array, Yet of their number no one dares to die