The works of Virgil

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H.C. Carey and I. Lea, 1825 - 688 pages
 

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Page 284 - At once on the eastern cliff of Paradise He lights, and to his proper shape returns A seraph wing'd : six wings he wore, to shade His lineaments divine : the pair that clad Each shoulder broad came mantling o'er his breast With regal ornament ; the middle pair Girt like a starry zone his waist, and round Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold And colours dipp'd in heaven ; the third his feet Shadow'd from either heel with feather'd mail, Sky-tinctured grain. Like Maia's son he stood, And shook...
Page 373 - Far off from these a slow and silent stream, Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls Her wat'ry labyrinth, whereof who drinks Forthwith his former state and being forgets, Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain.
Page 373 - Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage. Far off from these, a slow and silent stream, Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls...
Page 525 - They wept, and shar'd in human miseries. In vain Automedon now shakes the rein, Now plies the lash, and soothes and threats in vain; Nor to the fight, nor Hellespont they go, Restive they stood, and obstinate in...
Page 449 - And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire : ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude ; only ye heard a voice.
Page 69 - ... ergo inter sese paribus concurrere telis Romanas acies iterum videre Philippi; 490 nee fuit indignum superis, bis sanguine nostro Emathiam et latos Haemi pinguescere campos.
Page 316 - So spake the enemy of mankind, enclosed In serpent, inmate bad, and toward Eve Addressed his way, not with indented wave, Prone on the ground, as since, but on his rear, Circular base of rising folds, that...
Page 41 - Are but the beings of a summer's day, Have held the scale of empire, ruled the storm Of mighty war, then with victorious hand, Disdaining little delicacies, seized The plough, and greatly independent scorned All the vile stores corruption can bestow.

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