The Works of the Greek and Roman Poets, Volume 5

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Suttaby, Evance, and Fox, 1813
 

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Page 60 - There were giants in the earth in those days ; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Page 67 - There is a time when forty days they lie, And forty nights, conceal'd from human eye : But in the course of the revolving year, When the swain sharps the scythe, again appear.
Page 120 - Georgics go upon, is I think the meanest and least improving, but the most pleasing and delightful. Precepts of morality, besides the natural corruption of our tempers, which makes us averse to them, are so abstracted from ideas of sense, that they seldom give an opportunity for those beautiful descriptions and images which are the spirit and life of poetry.
Page 41 - Aerial spirits, by great Jove designed To be on earth the guardians of mankind ; Invisible to mortal eyes, they go, And mark our actions, good or bad, below ; The immortal spies with watchful care preside. And thrice ten thousand round their charges glide ; They can reward with glory or with gold, A power they by divine permission hold.
Page 129 - Tis only suffer'd, not decreed; Darkness is not from the sun, Nor mount the shades till he is gone...
Page 48 - THEREFORE, O YE KINGS, AND UNDERSTAND; LEARN, YE that be judges of the ends of the earth. Give ear, ye that rule the people, and glory in the multitude of nations. For power is given you of the Lord, and sovereignty from the Highest, who shall try your works, and search out your counsels.
Page 36 - Nor felt their mind a care, nor body pain ; From labour free, they every sense enjoy ; .Nor could the ills of time their peace destroy ; In banquets they delight, remov'd from care ; Nor troublesome old age intruded there : They die, or rather seem to die ; they seem From hence transported in a pleasing dream.
Page 121 - Thus does the old gentleman give himself up to a loose kind of tattle, rather than endeavour after a just poetical description. Nor has he shown more of art or judgment in the precepts he has given us, which are sown so very thick, that they clog the poem too much, and are often so minute and full of circumstances, that they weaken and unnerve his verse. But after all, we are beholden to him for the first rough sketch of a Georgic : where we may still discover something venerable in the...
Page 126 - Listen and learn ; th' angelic notes Repeating in their warbling throats : And ere to soft repose they go Teach them to their lords below : On the green turf their mossy nest, The ev'ning anthem swells their breast.
Page 77 - Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night ; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

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