Odes of Pindar: With Several Other Pieces in Prose and Verse, Translated from the Greek. To which is Added A Dissertation on Olympick Games, 1. köide

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R. Dodsley, 1753

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Page viii - The figur'd games of Greece the column grace; Neptune and Jove furvey the rapid race : The youths hang o'er their chariots as they run; The fiery...
Page i - Cowley, whose wit and fire first brought them into reputation), have the least resemblance to the manner of the author whom they pretend to imitate, and from whom they derive their name; or if any, it is such a resemblance only as is expressed by the Italian word caricatura, a monstrous and distorted likeness. This observation has been already made by Mr.
Page 15 - Phcebus with an equal ray, Illuminates the balmy night, And gilds the cloudless day, In peaceful, unmolested joy, The good their smiling hours employ. Them no uneasy wants constrain To vex th...
Page 254 - And, though to blifs direfting ftill their choice, Hear not, or heed not, reafon's facred voice, That common guide ordain'd to point the road That leads obedient man to folid...
Page 31 - In the ft-coiul, there are fo many marks of its having been made to be fung at the triumphal entry of Pfaumis into his own country, and thofe fo evident, that, after this hint given, the reader cannot help obferving them as he goes through the Ode. I...
Page 29 - But wrapt in error is the human mind, And human bliss is ever insecure : Know we what fortune yet remains behind ? Know we how long the present shall endure ? WIST.
Page 29 - Odes (of which this is the fecond) infcribed to the fame Pfaumis, and dated both in the fame Olympiad. But they differ from each other in feveral particulars, as well in the matter as the manner. In the fecond Ode, notice is taken of three victories obtained by Pfaumis ; in the firft, of only one, viz.
Page vi - Diflertation meet with many Points, •which have hitherto efcaped his Notice, and much Light reflected from thence upon the Odes of Pindar in particular, as well as upon many Paflages...
Page 72 - Than to be pitied : let strict justice steer With equitable hand the helm of state, And arm thy tongue with truth. O king, beware Of every step : a prince can never lightly err.

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