Latin Poetry: Lectures Delivered in 1893 on the Percy Turnbull Memorial Foundation in the Johns Hopkins University

Houghton Mifflin, 1895 - 323 páginas
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Lectures on Latin poetry.

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Página 22 - Tower, as the deep-domed empyrean Rings to the roar of an angel onset — Me rather all that bowery loneliness, The brooks of Eden mazily murmuring, And bloom profuse and cedar arches Charm, as a wanderer out in ocean...
Página 115 - Thy cheek begins to redden thro' the gloom, Thy sweet eyes brighten slowly close to mine, Ere yet they blind the stars, and the wild team Which love thee, yearning for thy yoke, arise, And shake the darkness from their loosen'd manes, And beat the twilight into flakes of fire.
Página 196 - I do but sing because I must, And pipe but as the linnets sing...
Página 76 - Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; a land of darkness, as darkness itself, and of the shadow of death, without any order and where the light is as darkness.
Página 33 - Jack's in the pouts, and this it is, — He thinks mine came to more than his; So to my drawer he goes, Takes out the doll, and, oh, my stars! He pokes her head between the bars, And melts off half her nose...
Página 105 - Non bona dicta : Cum suis vivat valeatque moechis, Quos simul complexa tenet trecentos, Nullum amans vere, sed identidem omnium Ilia rumpens.
Página 188 - Argeo positum colono sit meae sedes utinam senectae sit modus lasso maris et viarum militiaeque. unde si Parcae prohibent iniquae dulce pellitis ovibus Galaesi flumen et regnata petam Laconi rura Phalantho.
Página 103 - Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth; And constancy lives in realms above; And life is thorny; and youth is vain; And to be wroth with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain.
Página 109 - Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle quam mihi, non si se luppiter ipse petat. dicit; sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, in vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua.
Página 29 - One of these poems has been rescued from oblivion by the exquisite absurdity of three lines: " Think of two thousand gentlemen at least, And each man mounted on his capering beast; Into the Danube they were pushed by shoals.

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