The Iliad of Homer: Translated by Alexander Pope, Esq. A New Edition, with Additional Notes, Critical and Illustrative, by Gilbert Wakefield, B.A. ...

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H. Baldwin, 1796
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Some people just don't like it because they don't understand that it was written a long time ago. Back before the common era, when people were more classical. The world of writing has evolved so much, and it is so exciting to read what happened a long time ago. 1769 is a long time ago, but the original book is even older. 

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Page 216 - And, as the crime, I dread the consequence. Thee, far as Argos, pleas'd I could convey ; . Guard of thy life, and partner of thy way : On thee 'attend, thy safety to maintain, O'er pathless forests, or the roaring main.
Page 27 - And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
Page 194 - Lo! the sad father, frantic with his pain, Around him furious drives his menial train: In vain each slave with duteous care attends, Each office hurts him, and each face offends. "What make ye here, officious crowds!
Page 227 - They bore as heroes, but they felt as man. Satiate at length with unavailing woes, From the high throne divine Achilles rose; The reverend monarch by the hand he raised; On his white beard and form majestic gazed, 650 Not unrelenting.
Page 262 - Friendship prevail'd over his Genius, in detaining a Writer of his Spirit in the Drudgery of removing the Rubbish of past Pedants, will soon appear to the World, when they shall see those beautiful Pieces of Poetry the Publication of which he left to my Charge, almost with his dying Breath.
Page 85 - Patroclus' and Achilles' tomb. The hero bids his martial troops appear High on their cars in all the pomp of war ; Each in refulgent arms his limbs attires, 160 All mount their chariots, combatants and squires.
Page 33 - Of this distress, and sorrow'd in thy flight : It fits us now a noble stand to make, And here, as brothers, equal fates partake.
Page 26 - Where high rewards the vigorous youth inflame (Some golden tripod, or some lovely dame;) The panting coursers swiftly turn the goal, And with them turns the...
Page 138 - Wrapt round in mists he lies, and lost to thought ; His friends receive the bowl too dearly bought. The third bold game Achilles next demands, And calls the...
Page 220 - ... father's silver hairs, His son, his mother! urge him to bestow Whatever pity that stern heart can know.

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