The Iliad of Homer Volume 4

The Iliad of Homer Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1732 edition. Excerpt: ...touches Mars with a. violent resentment: He is ready to take arms, but is presented by Minerva. Iris and Apollo obey the orders osjupiter; Iris commands Neptune to leave the battel, to-which, aster much reluHance and pajpon, he consents. Apollo re.inspires Hector with "vigour, brings him back to the battel, marches besore him with his AEgis, and turns the'sortune os the fight. He breaks doxn great parties the Grecian wall; the Trojans rush in, and attempt to fire the first line os the fleet, but are, as yet, repell'd by the greater Ajax with a prodigious slaughter. THE I L I A D. NOW in swift flight they pass the trench profound, And many a chief lay gasping on the ground: Then stopp'd and panted, where the chariots lie; Fear on their cheek, and horrour in their eye. 5 Meanwhile awaken'd from his dream of love, On Ida's summit sate imperial Jove: Round the wide fields he cast a careful view, There saw the Trojans fly, the Greeks pursue; These These proud in arms, those scattcr'd o'er the plain; io And, 'midst the war, the Monarch of the main. Not far, great Heffor on the dust he spies, (His lad associates round with weeping eyes) Ejecting blood, and panting yet for breath, His senses wandring to the verge of death. 15 The God beheld him with a pitying look, And thus, incens'd, to fraudful Juno spoke. O thou, still adverse to thT eternal will, For ever studious in promoting ill! Thy arcs have made the god.like HtBor yield, 20 And driv'n his conqu'ring squadrons from the sield. Can'st thou, unhappy in thy wiles! withstand Our pow'r immense, and brave th' almighty hand? Hast thou forgot, when bound and fix'd on high, From the vast concave of the spangled sky, I f. 17. Adam, in Paradise lift, awakes from the embrace of Eve, in much..show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980182
  • 9781236980182