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Strona 68 - 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?
Strona 6 - Ye shall not pile, with servile toil, Your monuments upon my breast, Nor yet within the common soil Lay down the wreck of Power to rest ; Where man can boast that he has trod On him, that was
Strona 113 - And long accustom'd bondage uncreate? Not such thy sons who whilome did await, The hopeless warriors of a willing doom, In bleak Thermopylae's sepulchral strait— Oh ! who that gallant spirit shall resume, Leap from Eurotas' banks, and call thee from the tomb?
Strona 63 - Or, turning to the Vatican, go see LaocoOn's torture dignifying pain— A father's love and mortal's agony With an immortal's patience blending...
Strona 105 - The very spot where Sappho sung Her swan-like music, ere she sprung (Still holding, in that fearful leap, By her loved lyre,) into the deep, And dying quench'd the fatal fire, At once, of both her heart and lyre.
Strona 24 - Romans elected him dictator, and he forgot their ingratitude, and marched to the relief of his country, which he delivered, after it had been for some time in the possession of the enemy. He died in the...
Strona 59 - Janus received him with much hospitality, and made him his colleague on the throne. Janus is represented with two faces, because he was acquainted with the past and the future ; or, according to others, because he was taken for the sun who opens the day at his rising, and shuts it at his setting.
Strona 51 - Lo, I will stand at thy right hand, And keep the bridge with thee.