Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Greece Abridged for the Use of Schools

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Whittaker, 1841 - 459 pages

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Page 403 - May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing...
Page 293 - From his cradle He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not ; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer...
Page 15 - Ancient of days ! august Athena ! where, Where are thy men of might ? thy grand in soul ? Gone glimmering through the dream of things that were: First in the race that led to Glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away is this the whole?
Page 156 - When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
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Page 355 - But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell, And there hath been thy bane; there is a fire And motion of the soul which will not dwell In its own narrow being, but aspire Beyond the fitting medium of desire; And, but once kindled, quenchless evermore, Preys upon high adventure, nor can tire Of aught but rest; a fever at the core, 80 Fatal to him who bears, to all who ever bore.
Page 340 - crowning city, whose merchants were princes, and whose traffickers were the honourable of the earth...
Page 144 - Persians' grave, I could not deem myself a slave. A king sate on the rocky brow Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis; And ships, by thousands, lay below, And men in nations; all were his! He counted them at break of day And when the sun set, where were they?
Page 175 - Tis strange even those who do despair above, Yet shape themselves some fantasy on earth, To which frail twig they cling like drowning men. MAN. Ay father! I have had those earthly visions And noble aspirations in my youth, To make my own the mind of other men. The enlightener of nations...
Page 456 - The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece ! Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung ! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.

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