« PreviousContinue »
ought to be free from strife and litigation, I shall immediately go from hence to the capitol, to pay my adorations to the highest Jove, to Juno, Minerva, and the other deities who preside over the sacred citadal; and I shall return them thanks, that, both on this day and many times beside, they have inspired me with the ability of doing essential service to the republic. Let such of you too, as have leisure, accompany me; and pray the gods, that you may ever have leaders like myself. For, as from the term of seventeen years to the decline of life, you have always outgone my age, by the honours conferred on me, so I have anti
cipated your honours by my actions. Live. 522 Than at Circean call the herd disguis'd
Now dropp'd our anchors in the Ænean bay,
Thither to haste, the region to explore,
The palace in a woody vale they found, High rais'd of stone ; a shady space around, Where mountain wolves and brindled lions roam, (By magic tam'd) familiar to the dome. With gentle blandishment our men they meet, And wag their tails and fawning lick their feet. Now on the threshold of the dome they stood, And heard a voice resounding thro' the wood.
Plac'd at her loom within, the goddess sung :
Ulysses, against his friends advice, persists in going to the palace of Circe: he meets Hermes, who gives him an antidote to the magic of the enchantress: he eats and drinks in safety, to her confusion.
Why sits Ulysses, silent and apart,
With that we parted : in her potent hand She bore the virtue of the magic wand. Then hastning to the sties sets wide the door, Urg'd forth, and drove the bristly herd before ; Unwieldy, out they rush'd, with general cry, Enormous beasts dishonest to the eye. They saw, they knew me, and, with eager pace, Clung to their master in a long embrace : Sad, pleasing sight! with tears each eye ran o'er, E'en Circe wept, her adamantine heart Felt pity enter, and sustain'd her part. Son of Laertes, (then the queen began) Oh, much enduring, much experienced man! Haste to thy vessel, on the sea-beat shore, Unload thy treasures, and thy galley moor: Then bring thy friends, secure from future harms, And in our grottoes stow thy spoils and arms. She said : obedient to her high command, I quit the place, and hasten to the strand. My sad companions on the beach I found, Their wistful eyes in floods of sorrow drown'd.
So round me press’d, exulting at my sight;
HOMER's ODYSSEY. 656 hath God then said that of the fruit
Of all these garden trees ye shall not eat,
Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every
tree of the garden? Gen. iii. 1. 657
of the fruit
We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it; neither shall ye touch it, lest ye
die. Gen. iii. l. 705 .
he knows that in the day Ye eat thereof, your eyes that seem so clear
For God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened : and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Gen.
iii. 5. 733 He ended, and his words replete with guile
Exhort one another daily, while it is called, to day ; lest any of you be hardened, through the deceitfulness of sin. Heb. iii. 13. You are surrounded with many temptations to do this; but exhort one another daily, while you are under this dispensation of grace, whilst it is called, to day and the deserved judgments of God are suspended ; that no one of you may, by insensible degrees and artful insinuations, be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin, and its fallacious