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HOMER ("SMYRNS OF CHIOS")
Greek poet
(fl. 750 BC or earlier)
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Anger, which, far sweeter than trickling drops of honey, rises in the bosom of a man like smoke.
      - The Iliad (XVIII, 108) [Anger]

It [revenge] is sweeter far than flowing honey.
      - The Iliad (XVIII, 109) [Revenge]

And taste
  The melancholy joys of evils pass'd,
    For he who much has suffer'd, much will know.
      - The Odyssesy (bk. XV, l. 434),
        (Pope's translation) [Suffering]

Tell me, Muse, of the man of many devices, who wandered far and wide after he had sacked Troy's sacred city, and saw the towns of many men and knew their mind.
      - The Odyssey [Books (First Lines)]

Rare gift! but oh, what gift to fools avails!
      - The Odyssey (bk. 10, l. 29),
        (Pope's translation) [Gifts]

Far from gay cities, and the ways of men.
      - The Odyssey (bk. 14, l. 410),
        (Pope's translation) [Cities]

Discourse, the sweeter banquet of the mind.
      - The Odyssey (bk. 15, l. 433),
        (Pope's translation) [Conversation]

Impatient straight to flesh his virgin sword.
      - The Odyssey (bk. 20, l. 381),
        (Pope's translation) [Impatience]

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
      - The Odyssey (bk. 7, l. 67),
        (Pope's translation) [Daring]

With sweet, reluctant, amorous delay.
      - The Odyssey (bk. I, 1),
        (Pope's translation) [Delay]

It is a wise child that knows his own father.
  [Lat., Nondum enim quisquam suum parentem ipse cognosvit.]
      - The Odyssey (bk. I, 216),
        (translated from the Greek by Clarke)
        [Childhood]

Fly, dotard, fly!
  With thy wise dreams and fables of the sky.
      - The Odyssey (bk. II, l. 207),
        (Pope's translation) [Dreams]

And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
      - The Odyssey (bk. II, l. 312),
        (Pope's translation) [Daring]

Few sons attain the praise
  Of their great sires and most their sires disgrace.
      - The Odyssey (bk. II, l. 315),
        (Pope's translation) [Ancestry : Childhood]

For never, never, wicked man was wise.
      - The Odyssey (bk. II, l. 320),
        (Pope's translation) [Wisdom]

He ceased: but left so charming on their ear
  His voice, that listening still they seemed to hear.
      - The Odyssey (bk. II, l. 414),
        (Pope's translation) [Voice]

Jove, thou regent of the skies.
      - The Odyssey (bk. II, l. 42),
        (Pope's translation) [Moon]

A faultless body and a blameless mind.
      - The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 138),
        (Pope's translation) [Mind]

The long historian of my country's woes.
      - The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 142),
        (Pope's translation) [History]

Urge him with truth to frame his fair replies;
  And sure he will; for wisdom never lies.
      - The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 25),
        (Pope's translation) [Lying]

Forget youth! but know, the Power above
  With ease can save each object of his love;
    Wide as his will, extends his boundless grace.
      - The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 285),
        (Pope's translation) [God]

But when Aurora, daughter of the dawn,
  With rosy lustre purpled o'er the lawn.
      - The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 621),
        (Pope's translation) [Aurora]

The windy satisfaction of the tongue.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 1,092),
        (Pope's translation) [Tongue]

These riches are possess'd, but not enjoy'd!
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 118),
        (Pope's translation) [Wealth]

Mirror of constant faith, revered and mourn'd!
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 229),
        (Pope's translation) [Faith]


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