The Knights of Aristophanes, with notes by T. Mitchell

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Page 253 - As when to them who sail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are past Mozambic, off at sea north-east winds blow Sabean odours from the spicy shore Of Araby the Blest; with, such delay Well pleased they slack their course, and many a league Cheer'd with the grateful smell old Ocean smiles...
Page 22 - The apprehensions of the people were likewise strangely increased by the error of the times, in which, I think, the people, from what principle I cannot .imagine, were more addicted to prophecies, and astrological conjurations, dreams, and old wives' tales, than ever they were before or since : whether this unhappy temper was originally raised by the follies of some people who got money by it, that is to say, by printing predictions and prognostications, I know not, but...
Page 247 - It appears to have been very generally held among the Greeks of that age, that men were bound by no duties to each other without some express compact. The property of foreigners might be any where seized, and themselves reduced to slavery, or even put to death, without the breach of any human law ; and not only without the breach of any divine law, but prayers were addressed to the gods for favour and assistance in the commission of such violences. Those connected with them by political...
Page 266 - ... viz. four frogs, three small birds, two fishes, one mole, and two grasshoppers, besides the entrails of a fish, and two morsels of the lungs of an ox. In another experiment a single beetle buried a mole forty times its own bulk and weight in two days.
Page 239 - Si l'on pouvait douter de la capacité naturelle qu'a le peuple pour discerner le mérite, il n'y aurait qu'à jeter les yeux sur cette suite continuelle de choix étonnants que firent les Athéniens et les Romains ; ce qu'on n'attribuera pas sans doute au hasard.
Page xlvi - Him with her loved society; that now, As with new wine intoxicated both, They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel Divinity within them breeding wings, Wherewith to scorn the earth...
Page 90 - Mark, he bars all delay : At a word, my friend, say, Is it yes — is it nay ? Do we go? Do we stay? One gift, and we're gone : Refuse, and anon On your gate and your door All our fury we pour. Or our strength shall be tried On your sweet little bride ¡ From her seat we will tear her, From her home we will bear her ¡ She is light, and will ask But small hands to the task.
Page 266 - At length, apparently wearied with this uninterrupted labour, it came forth, and leaned its head upon the earth beside the bird without the smallest motion, as if to rest itself, for a full hour, when it again crept under the earth. The next day, in the morning, the bird was an inch and a half under ground, and the trench remained open the whole day, the corpse seeming as if laid out upon a bier surrounded with a rampart of mould. In the evening it had sunk half an inch lower, and in another day...
Page 196 - And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed...
Page 245 - Telle eSt la différence entre la démocratie réglée et (celle qui ne l'eSt pas, que, dans la première, on n'eSt égal 'que comme citoyen, et que, dans l'autre, on est encore égal comme magistrat, comme sénateur, comme juge, comme père, comme mari, comme maître. La place naturelle de la vertu eSt auprès de la liberté ; mais elle ne se trouve pas plus auprès de la liberté extrême qu'auprès de la servitude.

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