The Phenomena and Diosemeia of Aratus,

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John W. Parker, 1848 - Greek poetry - 128 pages

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Page 31 - Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name: that strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
Page 91 - Nobilem : quorum simul alba nautis Stella refulsit, Defluit saxis agitatus humor, Concidunt venti, fugiuntque nubes, 30 Et minax, quod sic voluere, ponto Unda recumbit.
Page 19 - And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Page 14 - The Pleiads, Hyads, with the northern team; And great Orion's more refulgent beam; To which, around the axle of the sky, The Bear, revolving, points his golden eye, Still shines exalted on th' ethereal plain, Nor bathes his blazing forehead in the main.
Page 66 - ... it to the sky, Loud Notus with his blustering gale is nigh. When the fourth day around her orb is spread A circling ring of deep and murky red, Soon from his cave the God of Storms will rise, Dashing with foamy waves the lowering skies. And when fair Cynthia her full orb displays, Or when unveiled to sight are half her rays, Then mark the various hues that paint her face, And thus the fickle weather's changes trace. If smile her pearly face benign and fair, Calm and serene will breathe the balmy...
Page 65 - If three days old her face be bright and clear, No rain or stormy gale the sailors fear; But if she rise with bright and blushing cheek, The blustering winds the bending mast will shake. If dull her face and blunt her horns appear, On the fourth day a breeze or rain is near. If on the third she move with horns direct, Not pointing downward or to heaven erect, The western wind expect; and drenching rain, If on the fourth her horns direct remain. If to -the earth her...
Page 31 - Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Page 33 - Jove fills the heaven, the earth, the sea, the air ; We feel his spirit moving here and everywhere. And we his offspring are. He, ever good, Daily provides for man his daily food ; Ordains the seasons by his signs on high, Studding with gems of light the azure canopy. What time with plough and spade to break the soil That plenteous stores may bless the reaper's toil, What time to plant and prune the vine, he shows, And hangs the purple cluster on its boughs. To Him — the First, the Last — all...
Page 70 - ... little star. Though not conspicuous, yet these two are famed — The Onoi by ancient sages named. If when the sky around be bright and clear, Sudden from sight the Phatne disappear, And the two Onoi north and south are seen Ready to meet — no obstacle between — The welkin soon will blacken with rain, And torrents rush along the thirsty plain. If black the Phatne, and the Onoi clear, Sure sign again that drenching showers are near. And if the northern star be lost to sight, While still the...
Page 98 - Perseus et semet caelo iaculatur in hostem Gorgoneo tinctum defigens sanguine ferrum. ilia subit contra versamque a gurgite frontem erigit et tortis innitens orbibus alte emicat ac toto sublimis corpore fertur. sed, quantum ilia subit, semper, iaculata profundo, in tantum revolat laxumque per aethera ludit Perseus et ceti subeuntis verberat ora.

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