A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest, with Supplementary Chapters on the History of Literature and Art

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Jenks, Hickling and Swan, 1854 - 632 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 207 - Persians' grave, I could not deem myself a slave. A king sate on the rocky brow Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis; And ships by thousands lay below, And men in nations; — all were his! He counted them at break of day, And when the sun set, where were they?
الصفحة 176 - The flying Mede, his shaftless broken bow ; The fiery Greek, his red pursuing spear ; Mountains above, Earth's, Ocean's plain below ; Death in the front, Destruction in the rear ! Such was the scene — what now...
الصفحة 84 - Of a sound stock, without defect or vice. But, in the daily matches that we make, The price is everything: for money's sake, Men marry: women are in marriage given The churl or ruffian, that in wealth has thriven, May match his offspring with the proudest race: Thus everything is mix'd, noble and base!
الصفحة 407 - Close around him, and confound him, the confounder of us all, Pelt him, pummel him, nnd maul him; rummage, ransack, overhaul him ; Overbear him and outbawl him; bear him down, and bring him under Bellow like a burst of thunder, Robber ! harpy ! sink of plunder ! Rogue and villain! rogue and cheat! rogue and villain, 1 repeat!
الصفحة 195 - Go, tell the Spartans, thou that passest by, That here obedient to their laws we lie...
الصفحة 229 - He wrote hymns, paeans, elegies, hyporchemes, or songs for dancing, dithyrambs, epinician odes, and threnes, or dirges, in which he lamented the departed great. In the last species of composition he particularly excelled. His genius was inclined to the pathetic, and none could touch with truer effect the chords of human sympathy.
الصفحة 67 - A Spartan, his companion slain, Alone from battle fled ; His mother, kindling with disdain That she had borne him, struck him dead ; For courage, and not birth alone, In Sparta, testifies a son !
الصفحة 185 - Thus having given vent to his absurd resentment, two bridges were ordered to be built in the place of the former, one for the army to pass over, and the other for the baggage and the beasts of burthen.
الصفحة 84 - Theognis lost his property in the revolution, and had been driven into exile ; and the following lines show the ferocious spirit which sometimes animated the Greeks in their party struggles. "Yet my full wish, to drink their very blood, Some power divine, that watches for my good, May yet accomplish. Soon may he fulfil My righteous hope — my just and hearty...
الصفحة 84 - Our commonwealth preserves its former frame, Our common people are no more the same. They, that in skins and hides were rudely dress'd, Nor dreamt of law, nor sought to be redress'd By rules of right, but in the days of old Flock'd to the town, like cattle to the fold, Are now the brave and wise.

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