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HOMER ("SMYRNS OF CHIOS")
Greek poet
(fl. 750 BC or earlier)
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Born but to banquet, and to drain the bowl.
      - The Odyssey (bk. X, l. 622),
        (Pope's translation) [Eating]

Who ne'er knew salt, or heard the billows roar.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 153),
        (Pope's translation) [Ignorance]

So peaceful shalt thou end thy blissful days,
  And steal thyself from life by slow decays.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 164),
        (Pope's translation) [Peace]

Heav'd on Olympus tottering Ossa stood;
  On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 387),
        (Pope's translation) [Mountains]

The first in glory, as the first in place.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 441),
        (Pope's translation) [Glory]

Soft as some song divine, thy story flows.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 458),
        (Pope's translation) [Story Telling]

Thin, airy shoals of visionary ghosts.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 48),
        (Pope's translation) [Apparitions]

O woman, woman, when to ill thy mind
  Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 531),
        (Pope's translation) [Women]

What mighty woes
  To thy imperial race from woman rose.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 541),
        (Pope's translation) [Women]

But sure the eye of time beholds no name,
  So blest as thine in all the rolls of fame.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 591),
        (Pope's translation) [Fame]

And pines with thirst amidst a sea of waves.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 722),
        (Pope's translation) [Water]

Gloomy as night he stands.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XI, l. 744),
        (Pope's translation) [Appearance]

Close by a rock, or less enormous height,
  Breaks the wild waves, and forms a dangerous strait;
    Full on its crown, a fig's green branches rise,
      And shoot a leafy forest to the skies.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XII, l. 125),
        (Pope's translation) [Figs]

All, soon or late, are doom'd that path to tread.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XII, l. 31),
        (Pope's translation) [Destiny]

I hate
  To tell again a tale once fully told.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XII, l. 566),
        (Bryant's translation) [Story Telling]

And what so tedious as a twice-told tale.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XII, last line),
        (Pope's translation) [Story Telling]

And bear unmov'd the wrongs of base mankind,
  The last, and hardest, conquest of the mind.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XIII, l. 353),
        (Pope's translation) [Mind]

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
      - The Odyssey (bk. XIII, l. 375),
        (Pope's translation) [Wisdom]

His native home deep imag'd in his soul.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XIII, l. 38) [Home]

The sex is ever to a soldier kind.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XIV, l. 246),
        (Pope's translation) [Soldiers]

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

And wine can of their wits the wise beguile,
  Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XIV, l. 520),
        (Bryant's translation)
        [Wine and Spirits]

It never was our guise
  To slight the poor, or aught humane despise.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XIV, l. 65),
        (Pope's translation) [Philanthropy]

But he whose inborn worth his acts commend,
  Of gentle soul, to human race a friend.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XIX, l. 383),
        (Pope's translation) [Character]

For too much rest itself becomes a pain.
      - The Odyssey (bk. XV, l. 429),
        (Pope's translation) [Rest]


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