The Iliads of Homer, done [into Engl. verse] by G. Chapman, with intr. and notes by R. Hooper, Volumen1

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Richard Hooper
1865
 

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Página xix - Homer ruled as his demesne ; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold : Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken ; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise — Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Página xvi - Chapman writes and feels as a Poet — as Homer might have written had he lived in England in the reign of Queen Elizabeth."— Coleridge.
Página 151 - Without improvement. In this fire must Hector's trial shine ; Here must his country, father, friends, be, in him, made divine. And such a stormy day shall come (in mind and soul I know) When sacred Troy shall shed her tow'rs for tears of overthrow, When Priam, all his birth and pow'r shall in those tears be drown'd.
Página iii - THE ILIADS OF HOMER, Prince of Poets, never before in any Language truly translated, with a Comment on some of his chief Places. Done according to the Greek by GEORGE CHAPMAN, with Introduction and Notes by the Rev. RICHARD HOOPER. 2 vols.
Página 67 - All grave old men ; and soldiers they had been, but for age Now left the wars ; yet counsellors they were exceeding sage. And as in well-grown woods, on trees, cold spiny grasshoppers Sit chirping, and send voices out, that scarce can pierce our ears For softness...
Página 152 - This again will rub thy fruitful wounds To miss the man that to thy bands could give such narrow bounds. But that day shall not wound mine eyes; the solid heap of night Shall interpose and stop mine ears against thy plaints and plight.
Página 264 - O friend, if keeping back Would keep back age from us, and death, and that we might not wrack In this life's human sea at all, but that deferring now, We...
Página 35 - Than it could manage : anything with which he could procure Laughter, he never could contain. He should have yet been sure To touch no kings: t' oppose their states becomes not jesters parts.
Página xlii - Cause carefull heyers the wealthy onely have ; To build a glorious trouble o're the grave. Yet doe I not despaire, some one may be So seriously devout to Poesie As to translate his reliques, and finde roome In the warme Church, to build him up a tombe. Since Spencer hath a Stone ; and Draytons browes Stand petrefied ith...
Página xxiii - With exclamations of her rapture then, To vent it to the echoes of the vale ; When, meditating of me, a sweet gale Brought me upon thee ; and thou didst inherit My true sense, for the time then, in my spirit ; I And I, invisibly, went prompting thee To those fair greens where thou didst English me.

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