Sketches of a Yachting Cruise,...

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W.H. Allen & Company, 1889 - 271 pages

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Page 97 - Ulysses near the inclosure drew, With open mouths the furious mastiffs flew : Down sat the sage, and cautious to withstand, Let fall the offensive truncheon from his hand. Sudden, the master runs ; aloud .he calls ; And from his hasty hand the leather falls ; With showers of stones he drives them far away : The scattering dogs around at distance bay.
Page 90 - Ionian blast, Hail the bright clime of battle and of song; Long shall thine annals and immortal tongue Fill with thy fame the youth of many a shore ; Boast of the aged ! lesson of the young ! Which sages venerate and bards adore, As Pallas and the Muse unveil their awful lore.
Page 91 - And that dismal cry rose slowly, And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair ! And they heard the words it said, — "Pan is dead, — Great Pan is dead, — Pan, Pan is dead.
Page 95 - But neither mead nor plain supplies, to feed The sprightly courser, or indulge his speed: To sea-surrounded realms the gods assign Small tract of fertile lawn, the least to mine.
Page 91 - Leucadian main: There stands a rock from whose impending steep Apollo's fane surveys the rolling deep; There injured lovers, leaping from above, Their flames extinguish and forget to love. Deucalion once with hopeless fury burned; In vain he loved, relentless Pyrrha scorned.
Page 54 - ... heights of Hohenstauffen, from the green orchards of Cotentin, from the dry hills of Aragon. They sleep, and the centuries pass by. Rude hands break open the granite lids of their sepulchres, to find tresses of yellow hair and fragments of imperial mantles, embroidered with the hawks and stags the royal hunter loved. The church in which they lie changes with the change of taste in architecture and the manners of successive ages.
Page 138 - Ibrahim, after burning the houses, drove away the inhabitants as slaves without mercy. A market was opened at Modon for the sale of captives of both sexes, who were crowded in dungeons, loaded with irons, unmercifully beaten by their guards, and often murdered in pure wanton cruelty during the night.
Page 114 - Pantarces, who was a native of Elis and the darling of Phidias. This Pantarces won the wrestling-prize for boys in the 86th Olympiad. And in the remaining divisions is the band of Hercules fighting against the Amazons. The number on each side is 29, and Theseus is on the side of Hercules.
Page 90 - Palodas there was such a calm of wind that the ship stood still in the sea unmoored, he was forced to cry aloud that Pan was dead; wherewithal there was heard such piteous outcries and dreadful shrieking as hath not been the like.
Page 114 - ... is an eagle. The robes and sandals of the god are also of gold; and on his robes are imitations of flowers, especially of lilies.

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