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Whose little body lodg'd a mighty mind.
The Iliad of Homer. Book v. Line 999. He held his seat, a friend to human race.
Book vi. Line 18. Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; 1 Another race the following spring supplies: They fall successive, and successive rise.
Line 181. Inflaming wine, pernicious to mankind.
Line 330. If yet not lost to all the sense of shame.
Line 350. 'T is man’s to fight, but Heaven's to give success.
Line 427. The young Astyanax, the hope of Troy.
Line 467. Yet while my Hector still survives, I see My father, mother, brethren, all, in thee.
Line 544. Andromache! my soul's far better part.
Line 624. He from whose lips divine persuasion flows.
Book vii. Line 143. Not hate, but glory, made these chiefs contend ; And each brave foe was in his soul a friend.
Line 364. I war not with the dead.
Line 485. Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn.
Book rii. Line 1. As full-blown poppies, overcharg'd with rain, Decline the heail, and drooping kiss the plain, So sinks the youth ; his beauteous head, deprest Beneath his helmet, drops upon his breast. Line 371. Who dares think one thing, and another tell, My heart detests him as the gates of hell.2
Book ix. Line 412.
1 As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall, and some grow. Ecclesiasticus ri. 18.
2 The same line, with “soul” for “heart," occurs in the translation of the Odyssey, book xiv. line 181.
Life is not to be bought with heaps of gold:
The Iliad of Homer. Book ix. Line 524.
Line 628. A generous friendship no cold medium knows, Burns with one love, with one resentment glows.
Line 725. To labour is the lot of man below; And when Jove gave us life, he gave us woe.
Book x. Line 78. Content to follow when we lead the way.
Line 141. He serves me most who serves his country best.? Line 201. Praise from a friend, or censure from a foe, Are lost on hearers that our merits know. Line 293. The rest were vulgar deaths, unknown to fame.
Book ri. Line 394. Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.
Book xii. Line 283. The life which others pay let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe.
Line 393. And seem to walk on wings, and tread in air.
Book riii. Line 106. The best of things beyond their measure cloy. Line 795. To hide their ignominious heads in Troy.
Book riv. Line 170. Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke, and eloquence of eyes. Line 251.
1 He serves his party best who serves the country best. B. Hayes: Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877.
Heroes as great have died, and yet shall fall.
The Iliad of Homer. Book xv. Line 157.
And for our country 't is a bliss to die.
Like strength is felt from hope and from despair.
Line 852. Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspir'd.
Book xvi. Line 267. Dispel this cloud, the light of Heaven restore; Give me to see, and Ajax asks no more. Book xvii. Line 730. The mildest manners, and the gentlest heart. Line 756.
In death a hero, as in life a friend !
Line 758. Patroclus, lov'd of all my martial train, Beyond mankind, beyond myself, is slain !
Buok xviii. Line 103. I live an idle burden to the ground.
Line 134. Ah, youth! forever dear, forever kind.
Book xix. Line 303.
Accept these grateful tears ! for thee they flow, -
Where'er he mov'd, the goddess shone before.
Book xx, Line 127. The matchless Ganymed, divinely fair.?
Line 278. 'T is fortune gives us birth, But Jove alone endues the soul with worth. Line 290.
Our business in the field of fight
1 A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies. — DIOGENES LAERTIUS : On Aristotle.
Two souls with but a single thought,
BELLINGHAUSEN: Ingomar the Barbarian, act ii. 2 Divinely fair. – TENNYSON: A Dream of Fair Women, xxii.
A mass enormous ! which in modern days
The Iliad of Homer. Book xx. Line 337. The bitter dregs of fortune's cup to drain.
Book xxii. Line 85. Who dies in youth and vigour, dies the best. Line 100. This, this is misery! the last, the worst That man can feel.
No season now for calm familiar talk.
Jove lifts the golden balances that show
Grief tears his heart, and drives him to and fro
Book zxiii. Line 122. Base wealth preferring to eternal praise.
Line 368. It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize,8 And to be swift is less than to be wise. ”T is more by art than force of num’rous strokes.
Line 383. A green old age, unconscious of decays, That proves the hero born in better days.
1 See page 337. 2 Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung. — Scott: Lay of the Last Minstrel.
Unknelled, uncottined, and unknown. – Byron : Childe Harold, canto ir. stanza 179. 3 See Middleton, page 172.
4 See Dryden, page 276.
Two urns by Jove's high throne have ever stood, -
The Iliad of Homer. Book xxiv. Line 663. The mildest manners with the bravest mind.
Line 963. Fly, dotard, fly! With thy wise dreams and fables of the sky.
The Odyssey of Homer. Book ii. Line 207. And what he greatly thought, he nobly dar’d. Line 312.
Few sons attain the praise
Line 315. For never, never, wicked man was wise.
Line 320. Urge him with truth to frame his fair replies; And sure he will: for Wisdom never lies. Book iii. Line 25. The lot of man, - to suffer and to die.
Line 117. A faultless body and a blameless mind.
Line 138. The long historian of my country's woes.
Line 142. Forgetful youth! but know, the Power above With ease can save each object of his love; Wide as his will extends his boundless grace. Line 285. When now Aurora, daughter of the dawn, With rosy lustre purpled o'er the lawn.
Line 516. These riches are possess'd, but not enjoy'd !
Book iv. Line 118. Mirror of constant faith, rever'd and mourn'd! Line 229. There with commutual zeal we both had strove In acts of dear benevolence and love : Brothers in peace, not rivals in command.
Line 241. The glory of a firm, capacious mind.
Line 262. Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.
Line 372. The leader, mingling with the vulgar host, Is in the common mass of matter lost.