The Iliad of Homer Translated Into English Blank Verse by William Cowper

The Iliad of Homer Translated Into English Blank Verse by William Cowper

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Excerpt: ... cherish'd me, what time from heaven The Thunderer hurled down Saturn, and beneath The earth fast bound him and the barren Deep. Them go I now to visit, and their feuds Innumerable to compose; for long 245 They have from conjugal embrace abstain'd Through mutual wrath, whom by persuasive speech 348 Might I restore into each other's arms, They would for ever love me and revere. Her, foam-born Venus then, Goddess of smiles, 250 Thus answer'd. Thy request, who in the arms Of Jove reposest the omnipotent, Nor just it were nor seemly to refuse. So saying, the cincture from her breast she loosed Embroider'd, various, her all-charming zone. 255 It was an ambush of sweet snares, replete With love, desire, soft intercourse of hearts, And music of resistless whisper'd sounds That from the wisest steal their best resolves; She placed it in her hands and thus she said. 260 Take thisshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236691229
  • 9781236691224