Homer and the Iliad, Volume 1

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1866

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Page 221 - More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
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Page 221 - So as we ought not to attempt to draw down or submit the mysteries of God to our reason, but contrariwise to raise and advance our reason to the divine truth.
Page 296 - His Lordship repeated the last word several times with a calm and determinate resignation ; and, after a serious pause of some minutes, he desired to hear the Treaty read, to which he listened with great attention, and recovered spirits enough to declare the approbation of a dying statesman (I use his own words) ' on the most glorious war, and most honourable peace, this nation ever saw.
Page 418 - I conclude, then, that the organ of colour and its impressions were but partially developed among the Greeks of the heroic age.
Page 225 - Euboea; the entrance to the Gulf of Smyrna, almost all Mysia, and Bithynia, with part of Lydia and Ionia. Looking down upon Troas, it appeared spread as a lawn before him. He distinctly saw the course of the Scamander through the Trojan plain to the sea.
Page 224 - uncommonly fine, and resembling the country in the neighbourhood of Salerno, where Salvator Rosa studied and painted the savage and uncouth features of nature in his great and noble style.
Page 224 - I examined each particular place with minute observation. The eye, roaming to Constantinople, beheld all the sea of Marmora, the mountains of Prusa, with Asiatic Olympus, and all the surrounding territory ; comprehending, in one •wide survey, all Propontis and the Hellespont, with the shores of Thrace...
Page 175 - Forthwith, her rede delivered, the Stern-eyed Did to the mansions of Olympus go. There, as they tell, the gods securely bide In regions where the rough winds never blow, Unvisited by mist or rain or snow, Veiled in a volant ether, ample, clear, Swept by the silver light's perpetual flow ; Wherein the happy gods from year to year Quaff pleasure. To those bowers Athene made repair.
Page 399 - But when we pass from intellect to moral tone, from bidvoia to ?i#os, we certainly find in Hector one among the most touching, the most human, of all the delineations of masculine character in the Iliad. In him alone has Homer presented to us that most commanding and most moving combination, of a woman's gentleness and deep affection with warlike and heroic strength. If the hand of Hector was far weaker than that of the son of Peleus, the tempestuous griefs of Achilles do not open to us a character...

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