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" Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, oh great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another, with a landless man who had no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed. "
An Introduction to the History of Religion - Side 300
af Frank Byron Jevons - 1896 - 443 sider
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The Odyssey, done into Engl. prose by S.H. Butcher and A. Lang

Homerus - 1879
...I spake, and he straightway answered me, and said : " Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, oh great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground * as...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed. But come, tell me tidings of that lordly son of mine — did he follow to the war...
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The Odyssey of Homer

Homer - 1879 - 416 sider
...said : " Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, great Odysseus. Rather would I live upon the soil as the hireling of another, with a landless man who...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that are,_no more. But come, tell me of that lordly son of mine — did he follow to the war to be...
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The Odyssey of Homer: Done Into English Prose

Homer, Samuel Henry Butcher, Andrew Lang - 1883 - 428 sider
...spake, and' he straightway answered me, and said : " Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, oh great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground * as...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed. But come, tell me tidings of that lordly son of mine — did he follow to the war...
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Paradise Lost: Book I

John Milton - 1887 - 153 sider
...avbpl imp' ait\r}fKff, w pri fiioros iroAiis eiTJ t rj iraffiv veKveoai KaratpOipivotaiv avaffffnv. (' Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another,...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed.'—Butcher and Lang's trans1.) But mediately through Grotius. ' Grotius hath ascribed...
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Thoth a romance

Joseph Shield Nicholson - 1888 - 207 sider
...And suddenly through Daphne's mind there flashed the words of the poet, "Rather would I live on earth as the hireling of another with a landless man who...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed." Then she said, "Promise me one thing. Swear to me by thy strongest oath, and I will...
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The Quarterly Review, Bind 169

1889
...to me of death, great Odysseus. Bather would I live upon the soil as the hireling of another, with u landless man who had no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that are no more.' * All the great Latin poets died young ; neither Catullus nor Lucretius even reached...
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Poets the Interpreters of Their Age

Anna Swanwick - 1892 - 392 sider
...honour in which he is held by the Argives, he replies : " Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, oh great Odysseus ; rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another, with a landless man who has no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed." 1 Dreary as is this Homeric...
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Some Aspects of the Greek Genius

Samuel Henry Butcher - 1893 - 321 sider
...by " strengthless heads," " phantoms of men outworn." "Rather," says Achilles, "would I live above ground as the hireling of another, with a landless...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed." 2 The contrast between the bliss of the gods who " live at ease " and the troublous...
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The Living Age ..., Bind 202

1894
...critics already doubted the passage about Heracles, 11. 602-4. sens, rather would I live above ground, the hireling of another with a landless man who had...great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed." It is a relief to find a few scattered allusions in Homer showing that a better...
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Latin Poetry: Lectures Delivered in 1893 on the Percy Turnbull Memorial ...

Robert Yelverton Tyrrell - 1895 - 323 sider
...tlaiv. Iliad, XXIV. 524-6. » Aeneid, VI. 721. * Odyssey, XI. 488, Butcher and Lang's translation. another, with a landless man who had no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that are no more." All the great Latin poets died young ; neither Catullus nor Lucretius reached middle...
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