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HOMER ("SMYRNS OF CHIOS")
Greek poet
(fl. 750 BC or earlier)
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There with commutual zeal we both had strove
  In acts of dear benevolence and love;
    Brothers in peace, not rivals in command.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 241),
        (Pope's translation) [Unity]

The glory of a firm capacious mind.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 262),
        (Pope's translation) [Mind]

Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 372),
        (Pope's translation) [Character]

The leader, mingling with the vulgar host,
  Is with the common mass of matter lost!
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 397),
        (Pope's translation) [Public]

O thou, whose certain eye foresees
  The fix'd event of tate's remote decrees.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 627),
        (Pope's translation) [God]

Forget the brother and resume the man.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 732),
        (Pope's translation) [Man]

Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IV, l. 917),
        (Pope's translation) [Character]

Lotos, the name; divine, nectareous juice!
      - The Odyssey (bk. IX, l. 106),
        (Pope's translation) [Lotuses]

Earth sounds my wisdom, and high heaven my fame.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IX, l. 20),
        (Pope's translation) [Fame]

Strong are her sons, though rocky are her shores.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IX, l. 28),
        (Pope's translation) [Strength]

Respect us, human, and relieve us, poor.
      - The Odyssey (bk. IX, l. 338),
        (Pope's translation) [Humanity]

And better skilled in dark events to come.
      - The Odyssey (bk. V, 219),
        (Pope's translation) [Future]

A heaven of charms divine Nausicaa lay.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VI, l. 22),
        (Pope's translation) [Beauty]

Jove weighs affairs of earth in dubious scales,
  And the good suffers while the bad prevails.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VI, l. 229),
        (Pope's translation) [Gods]

By Jove the stranger and the poor are sent,
  And what to those we give, to Jove is lent.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VI, l. 247),
        (Pope's translation) [Philanthropy]

For Fate has wove the thread of life with pain,
  And twins ev'n from the birth are Misery and Man!
      - The Odyssey (bk. VII, l. 263),
        (Pope's translation) [Life]

In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare!
      - The Odyssey (bk. VII, l. 379),
        (Pope's translation) [Wisdom]

To heal divisions, to relieve the oppress'd,
  In virtue rich; in blessing others, bless'd.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VII, l. 95),
        (Pope's translation) [Blessings]

Just are the ways of heaven; from Heaven proceed
  The woes of man: Heaven doom'd the Greeks to bleed.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VIII, l. 128),
        (Pope's translation) [Heaven]

And every eye
  Gaz'd as before some brother of the sky.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VIII, l. 17),
        (Pope's translation) [Sight]

Nor can one word be chang'd but for a worse.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VIII, l. 192),
        (Pope's translation) [Change]

Behold, on wrong
  Swift vengeance waits; and art subdues the strong.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VIII, l. 367),
        (Pope's translation) [Revenge]

A generous heart repairs a slanderous tongue.
      - The Odyssey (bk. VIII, l. 43),
        (Pope's translation) [Slander]

And not a man appears to tell their fate.
      - The Odyssey (bk. X, l. 308),
        (Pope's translation) [Fate]

Our fruitless labours mourn,
  And only rich in barren fame return.
      - The Odyssey (bk. X, l. 46),
        (Pope's translation) [Labor]


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