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2. It is said that the Athenian could recite Euripides were set 233. note 5.
3 In The Mysteries of Udolpho.
4. In The Ghost-Seer.
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15 The twelve children of Niobe were slain by Apollo. They are the subject of a famous ancient group of statuary.
But when the rising moon begins to climb
“While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand;
THE OCEAN. FROM CANTO IV
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all con
Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean—roll!
Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and
180 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 18 Caesar was glad to cover his baldness with the
For earth's destruction thou dost all despise,
now. 183 Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty's form
Glasses itself in tempests; in all time,
Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathom
And I have loved thee, Ocean' and my joy
And laid my hand upon thy mane—as I do FROM DON JUAN THE SHIPWRECK. FROM CANTO II* 38 But now there came a flash of hope once more;
wreath of laurel which the senate decreed he should wear.
* This grammatical error, occurring in so lofty a
Fo is perhaps the most famous in our iterature. It is quite characteristic of
* Byron's negligence or indifference.
Day broke, and the wind lulled: the masts were gone, The leak increased; shoals round her, but no shore,
The vessel swam, yet still she held her own. They tried the pumps again, and though before Their desperate efforts seemed all useless grown, A glimpse of sunshine set some hands to bale— The stronger pumped, the weaker thrummedia sail. 39 Under the vessel's keel the sail was past, And for the moment it had some effect; But with a leak, and not a stick of mast, Nor rag of canvas, what could they expect? But still 'tis best to struggle to the last, 'T is never too late to be wholly wrecked: And though 'tis true that man can only die once, 'T is not so pleasant in the Gulf of Lyons.
42 Again the weather threatened,—again blew A gale, and in the fore and after hold Water appeared; yet, though the people knew 1 wove in bits of rope-yarn (usually done to pre
* Don Juan, with his servants and his tutor Pedrillo, meets with shipwreck in the Mediterranean.