Tales of the Classics: A New Delineation of the Most Popular Fables, Legends, and Allegories Commemorated in the Works of Poets, Painters, and Sculptors, Volumen1

H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830

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Página 268 - Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Página 10 - With mazy error under pendent shades Ran Nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice art In beds and curious knots, but nature boon Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain, Both where the morning sun first warmly smote The open field, and where the unpierced shade Imbrown'd the noontide bowers. Thus was this place A happy rural seat of various view...
Página 10 - But rather to tell how, if Art could tell, How from that sapphire fount the crisped brooks, Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold, With, mazy error under pendant shades...
Página 55 - Quick o'er his knee the trifle bolt he bent, The cluster'd darts, and forky arrows rent ; Snapp'd with illumin'd hands, each flaming shaft, His tingling fingers shook, and stamp'd, and laugh'd. Bright o'er the floor the scattered fragments blazed, And gods retreating, trembling, as they gazed : Th' immortal sire, indulgent to his child, Bow'd his ambrosial locks, and heaven relenting smil'd.
Página xii - Whom men could not honour in presence, because they dwelt far off, they took the counterfeit of his visage from far, and made an express image of a king whom they honoured, to the end that by this their forwardness they might flatter him that was absent, as if he were present. 18 Also the singular diligence of the artificer did help to set forward the ignorant to more superstition.
Página xii - For a father afflicted with untimely mourning, when he hath made an image of his child soon taken away, now honoured him as a god, which was then a dead man, and delivered to those that were under him ceremonies and sacrifices.
Página 261 - ... present to the inhabitants of the earth. Neptune, upon this, struck the ground with his trident, and immediately a horse issued from the earth. Minerva produced the olive, and obtained the victory by the unanimous voice of the gods, who observed that the olive, as the emblem of peace, is far preferable to the horse, the symbol of war and bloodshed. The victorious deity called the capital Athenae, and became the tutelar goddess of the place.
Página 269 - No sun shall smite thy head by day ; Nor the pale moon with sickly ray Shall blast thy couch ; no baleful star Dart his malignant fire so far.
Página xii - And so the multitude, allured by the grace of the work, took him now for a god, which a little before was but honoured as a man.
Página 213 - The Friendly Islands, in the Pacific Ocean, were thus raised by corals from the depth of that sea. Ships have often been lost by striking on coral-rocks.

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