Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" The Sirens. They lured to destruction those who listened to their songs. When Ulysses sailed past their island he stopped the ears of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the mast of his ship. Thus he passed with safety, and the Sirens, disappointed... "
The Western Rural Year Book, a Cyclopedia of Reference: Historical ... - Page 473
by Western rural year book - 1886 - 464 pages
Full view - About this book

The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 47

English literature - 1836
...and abode there till their bones lay whitening on the strand. By the directions of Circe, Odysseus stopped the ears of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the mast ; and thus lie was the only person who heard the song of the Sirens, and escaped. " Hesiod* describes...
Full view - About this book

The Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italy

Thomas Keightley - Adventure and adventurers - 1838 - 564 pages
...and abode there till their bones lay whitening on the strand. By the directions of Circe, Odysseus stopped the ears of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the mast, and thus was the only person who heard the song of the Sirens and escaped. Hesiod6 described the mead...
Full view - About this book

HAND-BOOK OF LITERATURE AND THE FINE ARTS;

GEORGE RIPLEY - 1852
...to the island of the Sirens ; but they passed in safety : for, by the directions of Circe, Ulysses stopped the ears of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the mast before approaching the island; so that, although when he heard the song of the Sirens he made signs...
Full view - About this book

A Day by the Fire: And Other Papers, Hitherto Uncollected

Leigh Hunt - English essays - 1870 - 368 pages
...and abode there till their bones lay whitening on the strand. By the directions of Circe, Odysseus stopped the ears of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the mast; and thus he was the only person who heard the song of the Sirens, and escaped. " Hesiod f describes...
Full view - About this book

The Monsters of the Deep, and Curiosities of Ocean Life: A Book of Anecdotes ...

Armand Landrin - Marine animals - 1875 - 325 pages
...and abode there till their bones lay whitening on the strand. By the directions of Circe, Odusseus stopped the ears of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the mast ; and thus he was the only person who heard the song of the sirens, and escaped. " Hesiod described...
Full view - About this book

A dictionary of daily blunders, by the author of 'A handy book of synonyms ...

Thomas Preston (lexicographer.) - 1880
...who lived BC 538 years He wrote elegies, epigrams, and dramatic pieces, esteemed for their beauty. SIRE'NES. The Sirens. They lured to destruction those...Sirens, disappointed of their prey, drowned themselves. SIS'YPHUS. Son of JEolus and Enaretta. After death he was condemned, in the infernal regions, to roll...
Full view - About this book

The National Standard Dictionary: A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

1883 - 608 pages
...remained on the surface of the earth after the deluge of Deucalion. Apollo killed the monster. SIBENKS. The Sirens. They lured to destruction those who listened...Sirens, disappointed of their prey, drowned themselves. HANDY MYTHOLOGICAL DICTIONARY. BATURNUS. The sou of Coelus, or Uranus, by Terra. It was customary to...
Full view - About this book

Quizzism; and Its Key: Quirks and Quibbles from Queer Quarters : a Mélange ...

Albert Plympton Southwick - Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc - 1884 - 212 pages
...of the Sirens. They passed this in safety, for, by the direction of Circe, Ulysses stopped the cars of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the mast, so that, although, when he heard the song of the Sirens, he made signs to his companions to unbind...
Full view - About this book

Ogilvie's Handy Book of Useful Information and Statistical Tables of ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1884 - 128 pages
...destruction those who lis: tjib; 1 to their songs. When Ulysses sailed past their island he stopped tlie ears of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the ma:;t of his ship. Thus he passed wiLli safety, and the Sirens, disappointed of their proy, drowned...
Full view - About this book

Queries: Devoted to Literature, Art, Science, Education, Volume 1

1885
...and Terra. He had a hundred heads. Also, Enceladus. 72. Vulcan, the god who presides over fire. 73. He stopped the ears of his companions with wax, and had himself tied to the mast of his ship. 74. The demigod, Silenus. 75. Sisyphus, son of Aiolns and Enaretta. GENERAL HISTORY. 51. Berosus, a...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF