The Iliads of Homer, done [into Engl. verse] by G. Chapman, with intr. and notes by R. Hooper, Volumen2

Richard Hooper

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Página 2 - He clothed himself; the golden scourge most elegantly done He took and mounted to his seat; and then the god begun To drive his chariot through the waves. From whirl-pits every way The whales exulted under him, and knew their king; the sea For joy did open, and his horse so swift and lightly flew The under axle-tree of brass no drop of water drew.
Página 39 - And from her odorous bosom took her Ceston, in whose sphere Were all enticements to delight, all loves, all longings were, Kind conference, fair speech, whose...
Página 29 - Ajaces did their phalanxes maintain Their station firm, whom Mars himself (had he amongst them gone) Could not disparage, nor Jove's Maid that sets men fiercer on. For now the best were chosen out, and they...
Página 4 - That to encounter Hector's self, I long insatiately." While these thus talk'd, as overjoy'd with study for the fight, (Which God had stirr'd up in their spirits) the same God did excite The Greeks that were behind at fleet, refreshing their free hearts And joints, being...
Página 16 - And one that bears youth in his flow'r, that bears the greatest might, Comes on with aim direct at me. Had I his youthful limb To bear my mind, he should yield fame, or I would yield it him.
Página 25 - This said, his bold words were Confirm'd as soon as spoke; Jove's bird, the high-flown eagle, took The right hand of their host, whose wings high acclamations strook From forth the glad breasts of the Greeks. Then Hector made reply: 'Vain-spoken man, and glorious, what hast thou said? Would I As surely were the son of Jove...
Página 23 - And that far-seeing god grants some the wisdom of the mind, Which no man can keep to himself: that, though but few can find, Doth profit many, that preserves the public weal and state, And that, who hath, he best can prize: but, for me, I'll relate Only my censure what's our best. The very crown of war Doth burn about thee; yet our men, when they have reach'd thus far, Suppose their valours crown'd, and cease. A few still stir their feet, And so a few with many fight, spers'd thinly through the fleet.
Página 40 - But Jove we dare not come more near than he commandeth us. Now you command me as you did when Jove's great-minded son, Alcides, having sack'd the town of stubborn Ilion, Took sail from thence ; when by your charge I pour'd about Jove's mind A pleasing slumber, calming him till thou...
Página 2 - He took much ruth to see the Greeks by Troy sustain such ill, And (mightily incens'd with Jove) stoop'd straight from that steep hill, That shook as he flew off; so hard his parting press'd the height. The woods, and all the great hills near, trembled beneath the weight Of his immortal moving feet : three steps he only took, Before he far-off ^Egas reach'd ; but with the fourth, it shook With his dread entry.

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