Aeneidea, Or, Critical, Exegetical and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis: With a Personal Collation of All the First Class Mss. ...

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Page lxxxv - If you can look into the seeds of time, And say, which grain will grow, and which will not, Speak then to me, who neither beg, nor fear, Your favours, nor your hate.
Page 153 - And justify the ways of God to men. Say first, for heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep tract of hell ; say first, what cause Moved our grand parents in that happy state, Favored of heaven so highly, to fall off From their Creator, and transgress his will For one restraint, lords of the world besides?
Page 153 - And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart and pure...
Page 335 - Broke by the jutting land, on either side, In double streams the briny waters glide, Betwixt two rows of rocks : a sylvan scene Appears above, and groves for ever green : A grot is formed beneath, with mossy seats, To rest the Nereids, and exclude the heats. Down through the crannies of the living walls, The crystal streams descend in murmuring falls.
Page 744 - Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest; The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
Page 352 - ... 80 haec ubi dicta, cavum conversa cuspide montem inpulit in latus : ac venti velut agmine facto, qua data porta, ruunt et terras turbine perflant. incubuere mari, totumque a sedibus imis una Eurusque Notusque ruunt creberque procellis Africus, et vastos volvunt ad litora fluctus.
Page 153 - Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine; what is low, raise and support; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men.
Page 336 - Hauled from beneath the violated shade, And on the sacred pile the royal victim laid. His right hand held his bloody falchion bare, His left he twisted in his hoary hair ; Then, with a speeding thrust, his heart he found: The lukewarm blood came rushing through the wound, And sanguine streams distained the sacred ground.
Page 335 - Fronte sub adversa scopulis pendentibus antrum, Intus aquae dulces vivoque sedilia saxo, Nympharum domus.
Page vi - Notes of a Twelve Years' Voyage of Discovery in the First Six Books of the Aeneis'.

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