The Classical Journal, Volume 20

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A.J. Valpy, 1819 - Classical philology
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Page 133 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties all a summer's day ; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 357 - ... methinks I see her as an eagle, mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam, — purging and unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance, while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms.
Page 384 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged than " that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the " harmony of the world; all things in heaven and " earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her " care, and the greatest as not exempted from her " power, both angels and men, and creatures of " what condition soever, though each in different " sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, ad" miring her as the mother of their peace and joy.
Page 180 - David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
Page 356 - His steps are not upon thy paths, - thy fields Are not a spoil for him, - thou dost arise And shake him from thee; the vile strength he wields For earth's destruction thou dost all despise, Spurning him from thy bosom to the skies, And send'st him, shivering in thy playful spray And howling, to his Gods, where haply lies His petty hope in some near port or bay, And dashest him again to earth: - there let him lay.
Page 381 - A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Page 357 - Methinks I see her, like the mighty eagle, renewing her immortal youth, and purging her opening sight at the unobstructed beams of our benign meridian SUN, which some pretend to say had been dazzled and abused by an inglorious pestilential METEOR ; while the ill-affected birds of night would, with their envious hootings, prognosticate a length of darkness and decay.
Page 393 - Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
Page 356 - Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests; in all time, Calm or convulsed; in breeze or gale or storm, Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime Dark-heaving, boundless, endless, and sublime, — The image of Eternity, the throne Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
Page 18 - For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, The poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

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