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Aeschylus ancient appears atque better bright called Classical close consider correspond couplets dead death deep English epigram example expression eyes face fair fall feel foreign French give given Greek haec hand heart heaven hexameter Homer illa ipse King language late Latin leave less light Lord manus means measure metres mihi never night Odes original pass Plautus poem poet possible Preface present principle Professor prose quae quam quid quies quod reason rendering rest rhyme Roman says seems seen sense speaking spirit stanza suggest syllables tell thee thine thou thought tibi trans translation true turn verse winds write δε
Page 176 - Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves ; And ye that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, When he comes back ; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites ; and you, whose pastime Is to make midnight mushrooms...
Page 51 - The splendor falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story ; The long light shakes across the lakes, And the wild cataract leaps in glory. Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.
Page 178 - I have bedimm'd The noontide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault Set roaring war...
Page 124 - While thus he spake, the angelic squadron bright Turn'd fiery red, sharpening in mooned horns Their phalanx, and began to hem him round With ported spears, as thick as when a field Of Ceres, ripe for harvest, waving bends Her bearded grove of ears, which way the wind Sways them ; the careful ploughman doubting stands, Lest on the threshing-floor his hopeful sheaves Prove chaff.
Page 164 - When from thy cheerful eyes a ray Hath struck a bliss upon the day, A bliss that would not go away, A sweet fore-warning?
Page 146 - ... glass, Here's to the charmer whose dimples we prize ; Now to the maid who has none, sir : Here's to the girl with a pair of blue eyes; And here's to the nymph with but one, sir.
Page 150 - For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed...
Page 172 - THESE, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth's foundations fled, Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead.