The British Poets: Including Translations ...

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Page 252 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters; These men see the works of the Lord : and his wonders in the deep.
Page 257 - For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
Page 62 - THE angel ended, and in Adam's ear So charming left his voice, that he a while Thought him still speaking, still stood fixed to hear...
Page 257 - ... continue in scarceness. 7 O God, when thou wentest forth before the people : when thou wentest through the wilderness, 8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God : even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel.
Page 117 - ... from hence your parting course you steer, Within a strait Cyanea's rocks appear. Arduous the task through these your way to keep, Unstay'd, unrooted, wand'ring in the deep. Ofttimes they rush, with front to front opposed, And clashing dreadful, both in one are closed.
Page 242 - Argo pass'd these raging floods, The sacred Argo, fill'd with demigods! E'en she had sunk, but Jove's imperial bride Wing'd her fleet sail, and push'd her o'er the tide. '"High in the air the rock its summit shrouds In brooding tempests, and in rolling clouds; Loud storms around, and mists eternal rise, Beat its bleak brow, and intercept the skies. When all the broad expansion, bright with day, Glows with the...
Page 241 - What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?" 15And Saul said, "They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and the oxen, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
Page 243 - Noah with a leaf of olive, nml brought the first tidings that the waters of the deep were assuaged, was held in many nations as particularly sacred: it was looked upon as a peculiar messenger of the Deity, an emblem of peace and good fortune. Among mariners it was thought to...
Page 272 - Justin, lib. ii. c. 4, describes the origin of the Amazons to be this : a colony of exiled Scythians established themselves on the coast of the Euxine Sea, in Cappadocia, near the river Thermodon ; and being exceedingly troublesome to their neighbours, the men were all massacred. This accounts very rationally for the existence of a community of women ; but who can believe that it continued...
Page 242 - It is observed, in the note on this passage, ' That Homer, to render his poetry more marvellous, joins what has been related of the Symplegades to the description of Scylla and Charybdis. The story of the dove being reported of the Symplegades, might give him the hint of applying the crushing of the doves to Scylla and Charybdis.

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