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Of their egression endlessly; with ever rising new From forth their sweet nest; as their store, still as it faded, grew,
And never would cease sending forth her clusters to the spring,
They still crowd out so; this flock here, that there, belabouring
The loaded flowers; so from the ships and tents the army's store
Troop'd to these princes, and the court, along th' unmeasur'd shore.
G. CHAPMAN, 1580.
WHO is the honest man?
He that doth still and strongly good pursue; To God, his neighbour, and himself most true : Whom neither force nor fawning can Unpin, or wrench from giving all their due.
Whose honesty is not
So loose or easy that a ruffling wind
While the world now rides by, now lags behind.
Who, when great trials come,
Nor seeks nor shuns them, but does calmly stay, Till he the thing and the example weigh;
All being brought into a sum,
What place or person calls for, he doth pay.
Whom none can work or woo
To use in any thing a trick or sleight,
His words, and works, and fashions too, All of a piece, and all are clear and straight.
Who never melts or thaws
At close temptations. When the day is done His goodness sets not, but in dark can run. The sun to others writeth laws,
And is their virtue.
Virtue is his sun.
SPORTING through the forest wide;
Wandering o'er the heathy fells ;
ON FIRST LOOKING INTO CHAPMAN'S
MUCH have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
FROM CHAPMAN'S TRANSLATION OF HOMER.
THE youths crown'd cups with wine
Drank off and fill'd to all again: that day was held divine,
Consumed in pæans to the sun; who heard with pleased ear;
When whose bright chariot stoop'd to sea, and twilight hid the clear,
All soundly on their cables slept ev'n till the night
And when the lady of the light, the rosy-finger'd
Rose from the hills, all fresh arose and to the camp retired,
While Phoebus with a foreright wind their bark inspir'd.
Nestor's Speech on the Dream of Agamemnon.
"Princes and councillors of Greece, if any should relate
This vision but the king himself, it might be held
And move the rather our retreat: but since our
Affirms he saw it, hold it true; and all our best means make
To arm our army." This speech used he first the council brake.
The other sceptre-bearing states arose too and
The people's victor.
Being abroad, the earth was
With flockers to them that came forth; as when
of frequent bees,
Swarms rise out of a hollow rock, repairing the degrees
THE COMMONWEALTH OF BEES.
And utter now and then an awful voice,
His shelt❜ring side, and wistfully forewent
And seeking grace t' improve the prize they hold,
THE COMMONWEALTH OF BEES.
So work the honey-bees:
Creatures that, by a rule in nature, teach