The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art Based Originally on Bulfinch's "Age of Fable" (1855) Accompanied by an Interpretative and Illustrative Commentary, Bind 10

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Charles Mills Gayley
Ginn, 1911 - 597 sider
 

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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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Side 498 - 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 Délos there was, in the days of Athenaeus, a shapeless wooden idol. Diana. The Latin Diana means either " goddess of the bright heaven,
Side 26 - I am the eye with which the universe Beholds itself and knows itself divine ; All harmony of instrument or verse, All prophecy, all medicine, are mine, All light of art or nature ; — to my song, Victory and praise in their own right belong. 32. Diana (Artemis), twin sister of Apollo, was
Side 339 - When I am gone. He works his work, I mine. There lies the port : the vessel puffs her sail : There gloom the dark broad seas. My mariners. Souls that have toil'd, and wrought, and thought with me — That ever with a frolic welcome took The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed Free hearts, free foreheads —you and I are old ; Old age
Side 498 - the isles of Greece I Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Délos rose, and Phœbus sprung ! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.
Side 493 - Lang, i, 552). For the meaning of the Gorgon, see Commentary on the myth of Perseus. Illustrative. Byron, Childe Harold, 4, 96, the eloquent passage beginning, Can tyrants but by tyrants conquer'd be, And Freedom find no champion and no child Such as Columbia saw arise when she Sprung forth a Pallas, arm'd and undefined
Side 173 - was dead, that the dynasty of Olympus was dethroned, and the several deities sent wandering in cold and darkness. The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping heard and loud lament ; From haunted spring and dale, Edged with poplar pale, The parting Genius is with sighing sent; With flower-inwoven tresses torn, The nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn.
Side 528 - In Milton, Comus, 998: Beds of hyacinth and roses, Where young Adonis oft reposes, Waxing well of his deep wound, In slumber soft, and on the ground Sadly sits th' Assyrian queen. Drummond, The Statue of Adonis; Pope, Summer, 61 ; Winter, 24; Miscel. 7,
Side 120 - In the rocking deep Beneath the Ortygian shore ; — Like spirits that lie In the azure sky When they love but live no more. 95. The Fate of Actaeon. 1 Diana's severity toward young Actseon, grandson of Cadmus whose kindred fell under the curse of Mars, is thus narrated. One day, having repaired to a valley
Side 489 - holds aloft a pair of scales, in which she weighs the conflicting claims of parties. The old poets prophesied a return of these goddesses and of the Golden Age. See also Pope's Messiah, — All crimes shall cease, and ancient fraud shall fail, Returning Justice lift aloft her scale
Side 496 - words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic

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