Grecian Stories

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Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch-Street and G. and W.B. Whittaker, Ave Maria Lane, 1824 - Greece - 351 pages

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Page 117 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; Another race the following spring supplies; They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay; So flourish these, when those are pass'd away.
Page 114 - In gay hostility, and barb'rous pride, With half mankind embattled at his side, Great Xerxes comes to seize the certain prey, And starves exhausted regions in his way...
Page 279 - And canst thou still doubt, Aristodemus, whether a disposition of parts like this should be the work of chance, or of wisdom and contrivance \ — I have no longer any doubt, replied Aristodemus ; and, indeed, the more I consider it, the more evident it appears to me that man must be the masterpiece of some great artificer ; carrying along with it infinite marks of the love and favor of Him who hath thus formed it.
Page 279 - Even the eyebrow itself is not without its office, but, as a penthouse, is prepared to turn off the sweat, which falling from the forehead might enter and annoy that no less tender than astonishing part of us. Is it not to be admired that the ears should take in sounds of every sort, and yet are not too much filled by them ? That the fore-teeth of the animal should be formed in such a manner as is evidently best suited for the cutting of its food, as those on the side for grinding it to pieces...
Page 281 - ... distress, do thou in like manner behave towards the gods ; and if thou wouldst experience what their wisdom and what their love, render thyself deserving the communication of some of those divine secrets which may not be penetrated by man...
Page 24 - Yes, yes, the sacred oracles we hear, That point the path to realms of endless day; That bid our hearts, nor death, nor anguish fear, This future transport, that to life the way.
Page 239 - Not a breeze Flies o'er the meadow, not a cloud imbibes The setting sun's effulgence, not a strain From all the tenants of the warbling shade Ascends, but whence his bosom can partake Fresh pleasure, unreprov'd. Nor thence partakes Fresh pleasure only : for the attentive mind, By this harmonious action on her powers, Becomes herself harmonious : wont so oft In outward things to meditate the charm.
Page 13 - Patroclus gone, I stay but half behind. Oh! be his guard thy providential care, Confirm his heart, and string his arm to war: Press'd by his single force let Hector see His fame in arms not owing all to me.
Page 280 - ... remained destitute of understanding ! But in thee, Aristodemus, hath been joined to a wonderful soul a body no less wonderful ; and sayest thou, after this, the Gods take no thought for me ? What wouldst thou then more to convince thee of their eare? " I would they should send and inform me, said Aristodemus, what things I ought or ought not to do, in like manner as thou sayest they frequently do to thee.

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