The Iliads of Homer, Prince of Poets: Never Before in Any Language Truly Translated, with a Comment Upon Some of His Chief Places, Volume 2

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C. Knight, 1843

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Página 2 - Homer ruled as his demesne : Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold : Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken ; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise— Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Página 3 - THE ILIADS OF HOMER, Prince of Poets, never before in any Language truly translated, with a Comment on some of his chief Places. Done according to the Greek by GEORGE CHAPMAN, with Introduction and Notes by the Rev.
Página 2 - FIRST LOOKING INTO CHAPMAN'S HOMER Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That...
Página 140 - And when the sun made ardent summer glow, There water's concrete crystal shined, near which were cisterns made, All paved and clear, where Trojan wives and their fair daughters had Laundry for their fine linen weeds, in times of cleanly peace Before the Grecians brought their siege. These captains noted these, One flying, th...
Página 49 - Stood, as when th' ocean is enrag'd ; his eyes were overcome" With fervour, and resembled flames, set off by his dark brows : And from his temples his bright helm abhorred lightnings throws. For Jove, from forth the sphere of stars, to his state put his own, And all the bkze of both the hosts confln'd in him alone.
Página 101 - twixt him and her ? This private speech they had ; And now the silver-footed queen had her ascension b made To that incorruptible house, that starry golden court Of fiery Vulcan ; beautiful, amongst th' immortal sort ; Which yet the lame god built himself: she found him in a sweat About his bellows; and in haste had twenty tripods beat To set for stools about the sides of his well-builded hall. To whose feet little wheels of gold he put, to go...
Página 6 - From whirlpits 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 axletree of brass no drop of water drew.
Página 6 - 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...
Página 107 - To set their dogs on: none durst pinch, but cur-like stood and bay'd In both the faces of their kings, and all their onsets fled.
Página 140 - These thoughts employ'd his stay ; and now Achilles comes, now near His Mars-like presence terribly came brandishing his spear, His right arm shook it, his bright arms like day came glittering on, . Like fire-light, or the light of heaven shot * from the rising sun. This sight outwrought discourse, cold fear shook Hector from his stand ; No more stay now ; all ports were left ; he fled in fear the hand Of that Fear-master ; who, hawk-like, air's swiftest passenger, That holds a timorous dove in chase,...

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