The Hellenics of Walter Savage Landor

E. Moxon, 1847 - 279 pages
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Page 78 - Gently he moved her off, and drew her back, Bending his lofty head far over hers, And the dark depths of nature heaved and burst.
Page 281 - SHARPE (S.) The History of Egypt, from the Earliest Times till the Conquest by the Arabs, AD 640.
Page 35 - Lovest thou well thy father's house ? Rhaicos. Indeed I love it, well I love it, yet would leave For thine, where'er it be, my father's house, With all the marks upon the door, that show My growth at every birthday since the...
Page 37 - Reverence the higher Powers ; nor deem amiss Of her who pleads to thee, and would repay — Ask not how much — but very much. Rise not. No, Rhaicos, no ! Without the nuptial vow Love is unholy. Swear to me that none Of mortal maids shall ever taste thy kiss, Then take thou mine ; then take it, not before. Rhaicos. Hearken, all Gods above ! O Aphrodite, 0 Here, let my vow be ratified ! But wilt thou come into my father's house ? Hamad.
Page 60 - Again he spake of joy Eternal. At that word, that sad word, joy, Faithful and fond her bosom heav'd once more: Her head fell back; and now a loud deep sob Swell'd thro...
Page 78 - And all your vows move not the Gods above, When the knife strikes me there will be one prayer The less to them : and purer can there be Any, or more fervent than the daughter's prayer For her dear father's safety and success ? ' A groan that shook him shook not his resolve.
Page 32 - I have not yet," thought Rhaicos in his heart, And wanted proof. " Suppose thou go and help Echeion at the hill, to bark yon oak And lop its branches off, before we delve About the trunk and ply the root with axe : This we may do in winter.
Page 33 - Or wasps, or hornets,' said the cautious eld, 'Look sharp, O son of Thallinos !' The youth Inclined his ear, afar and warily, And cavern'd in his hand.
Page 17 - TO CORINTH. QUEEN of the double sea, beloved of him Who shakes the world's foundations, thou hast seen Glory in all her beauty, all her forms ; Seen her walk back with Theseus when he left The bones of Sciron bleaching to the wind, Above the ocean's roar and cormorant's flight, So high that vastest billows from above Show but like herbage waving in the mead ; Seen generations throng thy Isthmian games, And pass away — the beautiful, the brave, And them who sang their praises.

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