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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry
Affichage du livre entier - 1913
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of ...
Affichage d'extraits - 1913
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, the Age of Chivalry, Legends of ...
Affichage d'extraits - 1962
Achilles adventures Æneas Angelica Apollo armor arms army asked Astolpho battle Bayard beauty behold blow body Bradamante brother called Carahue castle Charlemagne Charlot combat court damsel daughter death Durindana earth enchanter eyes fair father fell friends gave Geraint giant goddess gods Guenever hand head heard Heaven hero Hippogriff honor horse Huon island Isoude Jupiter King Arthur knight lady lance land looked lord maiden Malagigi Manawyddan Merlin mountain mounted never nymphs Ogier Orlando Owain palace paladin passed Perceval poets prince Pryderi Pwyll queen Rinaldo rode Rodomont Rogero round Saracen seized sent shield Sir Bohort Sir Gawain Sir Kay Sir Launcelot Sir Lucan Sir Palamedes Sir Tristram slain soon spear stood story struck sword thee Theseus thou threw told took tree Trojans turned Ulysses unto warriors wife wound young youth
Page 179 - Castalian spring, might with this Paradise Of Eden strive ; nor that Nyseian isle Girt with the river Triton, where old Cham, Whom Gentiles Ammon call and Libyan Jove, Hid Amalthea, and her florid son Young Bacchus, from his stepdame Rhea's eye ; Nor where Abassin kings their issue guard, Mount Amara, though this by some supposed True Paradise, under the Ethiop line By Nilus...
Page 120 - But hail! thou Goddess sage and holy! Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem, Or that starred Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above The Sea-Nymphs, and their powers offended.
Page 299 - The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.
Page 57 - Not that fair field Of Enna, where Proserpine gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower by gloomy Dis Was gathered, which cost Ceres all that pain To seek her through the world...
Page 165 - Coasting the Tyrrhene shore, as the winds listed, On Circe's island fell. (Who knows not Circe, The daughter of the Sun, whose charmed cup Whoever tasted lost his upright shape, And downward fell into a grovelling swine...
Page 38 - I DID but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When straight a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses, apes, and dogs...
Page 111 - Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white ; Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk ; Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font : The fire-fly wakens : waken thou with me. Now droops the milkwhite peacock like a ghost, And like a ghost she glimmers on to me. Now lies the Earth all Danae to the stars, And all thy heart lies open unto me.
Page 20 - Or view the Lord of the unerring bow, The God of life, and poesy, and light — The Sun in human limbs array'd, and brow All radiant from his triumph in the fight, The shaft hath just been shot — the arrow bright With an immortal's vengeance ; in his eye And nostril beautiful disdain, and might And majesty, flash their full lightnings by, Developing in that one glance the Deity.
Page 291 - Ring out, ye crystal spheres, Once bless our human ears (If ye have power to touch our senses so), And let your silver chime Move in melodious time, And let the base of Heaven's deep organ blow; And with your ninefold harmony Make up full consort to the angelic symphony.