Rowe's Lucan ; Grainger's Tibullus ; Fawkes's Theocritus ; Apollonuis Rhodius ; Coluthus Anacreon ; Sappho, Bion, Moschus, and Musaeus ; Garth's Ovid ; Lewis's statius ; Cooke's Hesiod

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Johnson, 1810 - English poetry

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Page 208 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 368 - All schooldays' friendship, childhood innocence? We, Hermia, like two artificial gods Have with our needles created both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion, Both warbling of one song, both in one key, As if our hands, our sides, voices, and minds Had been incorporate. So we grew together Like to a double cherry, seeming parted But yet an union in partition...
Page 212 - Speak ye who best can tell, ye sons of light, .Angels; for ye behold Him, and with songs And choral symphonies, day without night Circle His throne rejoicing ; ye in heaven, On earth join all ye creatures to extol Him first, Him last, Him midst, and without end.
Page 211 - ... voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; That Orpheus...
Page 208 - That this stream, at certain seasons of the year, especially about the feast of Adonis, is of a bloody colour ; which the heathens looked upon as proceeding from a kind of sympathy in the river for the death of Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar in the mountains, out of •which this stream rises.
Page 432 - Thus cursed steel, and more accursed gold, Gave mischief birth, and made that mischief bold : And double death did wretched man invade, By steel assaulted, and by gold betray'd.
Page 431 - No moon did yet her blunted horns renew ; Nor yet was earth suspended in the sky, Nor, poised, did on her own foundations lie ; Nor seas about the shores their arms had thrown; But earth, and air, and water, were in one. Thus air was void of light, and earth unstable, And water's dark abyss unnavigable. No certain form on any was imprest; All were confused, and each disturbed the rest : For hot and cold were in one body fixed ; And soft with hard, and light with heavy, mixed.
Page 479 - I see the right, and I approve it too ; Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
Page 359 - Two cities radiant on the shield appear, The image one of peace, and one of war, Here sacred pomp and genial feast delight, And solemn dance, and hymeneal rite; Along the street the new-made brides are led, With torches flaming to the nuptial bed...
Page 432 - A creature of a more exalted kind Was wanting yet, and then was Man design'd ; Conscious of thought, of more capacious breast, For empire form'd, and fit to rule the rest...

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