The Iliads of Homer; Prince of Poets Volume 2

The Iliads of Homer; Prince of Poets Volume 2

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...ask'd: " Why he still was taunting her, For doing good to those she lov'd? since man to man might show 32 Kind offices, though thrall to death, and though they did not know Half such deep counsels as disclos'd beneath her far-seeing state, She, reigning queen of Goddesses, and being ingenerate von. II. K Of one stock with himself, besides the state of being his wife. And must her wrath, and ill to Troy, continue such a strife 325 From time to time 'twiirt him and her?" This private speech they had. And now the silver-footed Queen had her ascension made To that incorruptible house, that starry golden court Of fi'ry Vulcan, beautiful amongst th' immortal sort, Which yet the lame God built himself. She found him in a sweat 33 About his bellows, and in haste had twenty tripods beat. To set for stools about the sides of his well-builded hall, To whose feet little wheels of gold he put, to go withal, And enter his rich dining room, alone, their motion free, And back again go out alone, miraculous to see. 335 And thus much he had done of them, yet handles were to add, For which he now was making studs. And while their fashion had Employment of his skilful hand, bright Thetis was come near; Whom first fair well-hair'd Charis saw, that was the nuptial fere Of famous Vulcan, who the hand of Thetis took, and said: 34 "Why, fair-train'd, lov'd, and honour'd dame, are we thus visited By your kind presence? You, I think, were never here before. Come near, that I may banquet you, and make you visit more." She led her in, and in a chair of silver (being the fruit Of Vulcan's hand) she made her sit, a footstool of a suit 345 Apposing to her crystal feet; and...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932781
  • 9781236932785