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Page 326 - As when far off at sea a fleet descried Hangs in the clouds, by equinoctial winds Close sailing from Bengala, or the isles Of Ternate and Tidore, whence merchants- bring Their spicy drugs ; they, on the trading flood, Through the wide Ethiopian to the Cape, Ply stemming nightly toward the pole : so seemed Far off the flying Fiend.
Page 307 - SPAKE full well, in language quaint and olden, One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine, "When he called the flowers, so blue and golden, Stars, that in earth's firmament do shine. Stars they are, wherein we read our history, As astrologers and seers of eld ; Yet not wrapped about with awful mystery, Like the burning stars, which they beheld.
Page 325 - Thus Satan, talking to his nearest mate, With head up-lift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood...
Page 307 - Wondrous truths, and manifold as wondrous, God hath written in those stars above; But not less in the bright flowerets under us Stands the revelation of his love. Bright and glorious is that revelation, Written all over this great world of ours; Making evident our own creation, In these stars of earth, these golden flowers.
Page 325 - He scarce had ceased, when the superior fiend Was moving toward the shore: his ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views, At evening, from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe.
Page 319 - Haec ubi dicta, cavum conversa cuspide montem impulit in latus ; ac venti, velut agmine facto, qua data porta, ruunt et terras turbine perflant.
Page 331 - He was," replied the merchants. " Had he not lost a front tooth?" said the dervise. "He had," rejoined the merchants. "And was he not loaded with honey on one side, and wheat on the other?
Page 296 - Saepibus in nostris parvam te roscida mala — Dux ego vester eram — vidi cum matre legentem. Alter ab undecimo tum me iam acceperat annus ; Iam fragilis poteram ab terra contingere ramos. Ut vidi, ut perii ! ut me malus abstulit error ! Incipe Maenalios mecum, mea tibia, versus.
Page 308 - D'un sourire, d'un mot, d'un soupir, d'un regard Faire un travail exquis, plein de crainte et de charme, Faire une perle d'une larme : Du poète ici-bas voilà la passion, Voilà son bien, sa vie et son ambition.
Page 320 - Cyclopea saxa experti : revocate animos, maestumque timorem mittite ; forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit. per varios casus, per tot discrimina rerum tendimus in Latium, sedes ubi fata quietas ostendunt ; illic fas regna resurgere Troiae. durate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis.

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