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Ajax amongst arms Atrides bear blood bold BOOK brave breast bring brought cast Chapman charge chariot command counsels darts death Diomed divine doth earth edition eyes fair fall fate father fear fell field fight fire fleet folio force friends gave give given Gods grace Grecian Greece Greeks hand haste hath head hear heart heaven Hector held hold Homer honour horse host Jove king lance leave light lives mighty mind never night original present princes rest rich round sacred says sent shield ships sire soldiers sons spake spirit stand stood strength strong sweet thee things thou thought took town translation Trojans Troy true turn Ulysses wall worth wound
Page xix - 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 Looked at each other with a wild surmise: Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Page xvii - He would have made a great epic poet, if indeed he has not abundantly shown himself to be one ; for his Homer is not so properly a translation as the stories of Achilles and Ulysses rewritten.
Page 151 - 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.
Page 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.