Homeric studies (the 1st book [&c.] of Homer's Iliad, tr. in verse) by E.L. Swifte

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الصفحة 43 - For in your beauty's orient deep These flowers, as in their causes, sleep. Ask me no more whither do stray The golden atoms of the day ; For in pure love heaven did prepare Those powders to enrich your hair. Ask me no more whither doth haste The nightingale, when May is past ; For in your sweet dividing throat She winters, and keeps warm her note.
الصفحة 46 - Leviathan, which God of all his works Created hugest that swim the ocean stream...
الصفحة 6 - Time and place will always enforce regard. In estimating this translation, consideration must be had of the nature of our language, the form of our metre, and above all, of the change which two thousand years have made in the modes of life and the habits of thought.
الصفحة 5 - ... out of himself by the force of the poet's imagination, and turns in one place to a hearer, in another to a spectator. The course of his verses resembles that of the army he describes, Ot &' ap 'iaav ujau TB irvpl \0<av iraatl vip.oiTO. They pour along like a fire that sweeps the whole earth before it.
الصفحة 2 - And I have endured, — the like whereof no soul upon the earth hath yet endured, — to carry to my lips the hand of him who slew my child;' or when Joseph cries out: 'I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
الصفحة 33 - Trojan hands the fires were lit before the walls of "Troy;— A thousand fires, and round the blaze of each sate fifty men; While hungerly * their horses champed the barley and the rye, And, tethered at the chariots, stood, waiting the brightthroned dawn.
الصفحة 42 - ... the happy end. He ended, and they both descend the hill. Descended, Adam to the bower where Eve Lay sleeping ran before, but found her waked : And thus with words not sad she him received : " Whence thou return's! and whither went'st I know : For God is also in sleep, and dreams advise. Which ho hath sent propitious, some great good Presaging, since, with sorrow and heart's distress Wearied, I fell asleep. But now lead on ; In me is no delay ; with thee to go Is to stay...
الصفحة 29 - Their cups with luscious nectar, drawn from the great mixing-bowl, Then did among the blessed gods continual laughter rise, Looking at Vulcan as he limped along the palace-hall.

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