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The Hymns of Homer: The Batrachomyomachia; And Two Original Poetical Hymns
Samuel Weller Singer,Homer,George Chapman
Sin vista previa disponible - 2018
The Hymns of Homer: The Batrachomyomachia; And Two Original Poetical Hymns ...
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affect Anchises Apollo arms Batrachomyomachia bear beasts beauty Ben Jonson beneath birth blessed blest born bosom bright brought brows Bussy d'Ambois cast Chapman counsels crown crown'd Cuma darts dear death deities delight divine doth earth eternal eyes fair fame fane fate fear feet fiery fire flew force frogs gave GEORGE CHAPMAN give glorious glory goddess gods golden grac'd grace hand hast hath heart heaven heavenly Hermes hill Homer honour horse Hymns Iliad Ilythia immortals Inigo Jones Jonson Jove Jove's kind king labour lance Latona light live lute men's mice mind mortal muse never night nymphs Olympus Onchestus Otreus oxen Pallas periphrasis Phoebus poem poesy poets pow'rs praise Pylos reach'd retreat rich sacred seed shew shore sight sing song soul spirits straight sweet temple thee thine things thou took translation Venus verses virtue vows wings
Página l - He would have made a great epic poet, if indeed he has not abundantly shewn himself to be one; for his Homer is not so properly a translation as the stories of Achilles and Ulysses re-written.
Página l - He could not go out of himself, as Shakspeare could shift at pleasure, to inform and animate other existences, but in himself he had an eye to perceive and a soul to embrace all forms and modes of being.
Página xxxvii - THE WHOLE WORKS OF HOMER; PRINCE OF POETTS In his Iliads, and Odysses. Translated according to the Greeke, By Geo: Chapman.
Página 26 - Are newly worn; and as sweet poesy Will not be clad in her supremacy With those strange garments (Rome's hexameters), As she is English ; but in right prefers Our native robes (put on with skilful hands English heroics) to those antic garlands...
Página xlviii - ... the sense of one line expanded prodigiously into ten : and, to sum up all, uncorrect English, and a hideous mingle of false poetry and true nonsense ; or, at best, a scantling of wit, which lay gasping for life, and groaning beneath a heap of rubbish. A famous modern poet used to sacrifice every year a Statius to Virgil's manes ; and I have indignation enough to burn a d'Ambois annually to the memory of Jonson.
Página 19 - All you possessed with indepressed spirits, Endued with nimble, and aspiring wits, Come consecrate with me to sacred Night Your whole endeavours, and detest the light. Sweet Peace's richest crown is made of stars, Most certain guides of honoured mariners; No pen can anything eternal write, That is not steeped in humour of the Night.
Página 39 - His beauty was it, not the body's pride, That made him great Aquarius stellified. And that mind most is beautiful and high, And nearest comes to a Divinity, That furtherest is from spot of Earth's delight, Pleasures that lose their substance with their sight, Such one, Saturnius ravisheth to love, And fills the cup of all content to Jove.
Página xiv - ... of Oration as are most apt for the language into which they are converted.
Página 29 - Her arbours, thickets, and her wondrous game, (A huntress, being never match'd in fame), Presume not then ye flesh-confounded souls, That cannot bear the full Castalian bowls, Which sever mounting spirits from the senses, To look in this deep fount for thy pretences : The juice more clear than day, yet shadows night...