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" The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labour lies. "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 100
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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Melancholy: As it Proceeds from the Disposition and Habit, the Passion of ...

Robert Burton - 1801 - 436 pages
...into which they have been plunged by the indulgence of their pleafing but pernicious perturbations. " The gates of hell are open night and day; " Smooth the descent, a.nd easy is the way : " But to return, and view the cheerful skies, " In this the task and mighty labor lies." Serious*contemplation,...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - 1801 - 462 pages
...eloquence. Here its triumph is truly glorious, and in its application to this end lies its great utility : The gates of hell are open night and day ) Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But to return and view the cheerful skies, j In this the task and mighty labour lies * PR.YDEN. Now...
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The British Essayists: The Adventurer

Alexander Chalmers - 1802 - 434 pages
...atrijanua Ditis : Sed revofare gradum, fuperatque evadere ad auras, Hoc op us, bic later at. VIRC. The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But to return and view the cheerful skies; In this the task and mighty labour lies. DRYDEN. Suffer...
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The Works of Virgil, Volume 2

Virgil - 1803 - 408 pages
...holy altar laid. Then thus reply'd the prophetess divine: "O goddess-born, of great Anchiscs' line! The gates of hell are open night and day; •• ' Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: -f But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labour lies. 195 To...
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Select British Classics, Volume 7

1803
...atque diespatetatri janaa ditis ; Sed revocare gradum, superasque evadere ad Hoc opus, hie labor est. The gates of Hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way ; But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labour lies. DRYDEN. Of this...
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Select British Classics, Volume 19

1803 - 254 pages
...atri janua Ditis : Sed revocare gradum, superasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus hie labor est. VIRG. The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the vvay : But to return and view the cheerful skies; In this the task and mighty labour lies. DRYDEK....
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 1

1806 - 348 pages
...the press is, indeed, open. Far His destentui Averni, Nactei atyue dies patet atrijanua DitiivIRG. The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way. DRYDFN. The meant of doing hurt to ourselves are always at hand. I immediately sent to a printer, and contracted...
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The Falls of Clyde, Or, The Fairies: A Scotish [sic] Dramatic Pastoral, in ...

John Black - 1806 - 260 pages
...hell, You may regain your daughter ? Sir John. No, alas ! How could I know that she my daughter was ? The gates of hell are open night and day, Smooth the descent, and easy is the way ; But to return atf view the smiling skies, In this the task, in this the labour lies : But were she...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson, Volume 3

1806 - 340 pages
...atri Jaaua ditil ? Scd revocare gradum,/"pcra/que evadere ad auras, H»c op us, bic labor est. v1RG. The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way ; But to return and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labour lies. • DRYDEN. Of...
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The works of Virgil, tr. into Engl. verse by mr. Dryden. Carey, Volume 3

Publius Vergilius Maro - 1806 - 328 pages
...altar laid. Then thus reply'd the prophetess divine: 190 " O goddess-born, of great Anchises' line! The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But, to return, and view the cheerful skies — In this the task and mighty labour lies. 195 To few...
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