The Works of George Chapman ...

Chatto and Windus, 1875

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Seite 87 - The spirit I first did breathe Did never teach me that; much less, since the contempt of death Was settled in me, and my mind knew what a worthy was, Whose office is to lead, in fight, and give no danger pass Without improvement. In this fire must Hector's trial shine: Here must his country, father, friends, be in him made divine.
Seite 23 - Though truth in her very nakedness sits in so deep a pit, that from Gades to Aurora and Ganges few eyes can sound her, I hope yet those few here will so discover and confirm that, the date being out of her darkness in this morning of our poet, he shall now gird his temples with the sun," — we pronounce that such a prose is intolerable.
Seite 45 - Now left the wars ; yet counsellors they were exceeding sage. And as in well-grown woods, on trees, cold spiny grasshoppers Sit chirping, and send voices out, that scarce can pierce our ears For softness, and their weak faint sounds ; so, talking on the tower, These seniors of the people...
Seite 146 - O friend, if keeping back Would keep back age from us, and death, and that we might not wrack* In this life's human sea at all, but that deferring now We...
Seite 235 - Thus, since Achilles spake As if his awed steeds understood, 'twas Juno's will to make Vocal the palate of the one, who shaking his fair head (Which, in his mane, let fall to earth, he almost buried), Thus Xanthus spake : "Ablest Achilles, now, at least, our care Shall bring thee off ; but not far hence the fatal minutes are Of thy grave ruin.
Seite 45 - And justly suffer for her sake, with all our progenies, Labour and ruin, let her go ; the profit of our land Must pass the beauty.' Thus, though these could bear so fit a hand On their affections, yet, when all their gravest powers were used, They could not choose but welcome her, and rather they accused The gods than beauty.
Seite 452 - A curious measure, and confer the rates 310 Of our two pow'rs and theirs, to try if we Alone may propagate to victory Our bold encounters of them all, or prove The kind assistance of some others
Seite 218 - ... his head, Smear'd all his lovely face ; his weeds, divinely fashioned, All filed and mangled ; and himself he threw upon the shore, Lay, as laid out for funeral, then tumbled round, and tore His gracious curls. His ecstasy he did so far extend, That all the ladies won by him and his now slaughter'd friend, Afflicted strangely for his plight, came shrieking from the tents, And fell about him, beat their breasts, their tender lineaments Dissolved with sorrow.
Seite 350 - And still she stood him, as resolved to know What man he was ; or out of what should grow His strange repair to them. And here was he Put to his wisdom ; if her virgin knee He should be bold, but kneeling, to embrace ; Or keep aloof, and try with words of grace, In humblest suppliance, if he might obtain Some cover for his nakedness, and gain Her grace to show and guide him to the town. The last he best thought, to be worth his own, In weighing both well ; to keep still aloof, And give with soft...

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