The Works of Apuleius: Comprising the Metamorphoses, Or Golden Ass, the God of Socrates, the Florida, and His Defence, Or A Discourse on Magic

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Página 445 - When through the obscuring gloom she nought can spy. But softly rustling sounds declare some being nigh. Oh, you for whom I write ! whose hearts can melt, At the soft thrilling voice whose power you prove, You know what charm, unutterably felt, Attends the unexpected voice of love : Above the lyre, the lute's soft notes above, With sweet enchantment to the soul it steals, And bears it to Elysium's happy grove ; You best can tell the rapture Psyche feels, When Love's ambrosial lip the vows of Hymen...
Página 456 - The wide-spread waste no gentle fountain cheers, One barren face the dreary prospect wears ; Nought through the vast horizon meets her eye To calm the dismal tumult of her fears, No trace of human habitation nigh, A sandy wild beneath, above a threatening sky.
Página 279 - The man entranced would view the deathful scene. These drugs, so friendly to the joys of life, Bright Helen learn'd from Thone's imperial wife; Who sway'd the sceptre where prolific Nile With various simples clothes the fatten'd soil.
Página 223 - Hence," as Proclus shortly afte.r observes, " there is a terrestrial Ceres, Vesta, and Isis, as likewise a terrestrial Jupiter and a terrestrial Hermes, established about the one divinity of the earth, just as a multitude of celestial Gods proceeds about the one divinity of the heavens. For there are progressions of all the celestial Gods into the Earth : and Earth contains all things, in an earthly manner, which Heaven comprehends celestially. Hence we speak of a terrestrial Bacchus and a terrestrial...
Página 455 - Or o'er his guileless front the ringlets bright Their rays of sunny lustre seem to throw, That front than polished ivory more white ! His blooming cheeks with 'deeper blushes glow Than roses...
Página 514 - O'er thy lost treasure still in silence grieve ; But never to the unfeeling ear complain : From fruitless struggles dearly bought refrain ! Submit at once — the bitter task resign, NOT watch and fan the expiring flame in vain ; Patience, consoling maid, may yet be thine, Go seek her quiet cell, and hear her voice divine...
Página 482 - It was a helpless female who exclaimed, Whose blind and aged form an ass sustained : Misshaped and timorous, of light ashamed, In darksome woods her hard-earned food she gained, And her voracious appetite maintained, Though...
Página 430 - Now flics he to his lost one's aid, He gently rais'd her falling head, With his bright arrow touch'd the maid, And rous'd her from her cheerless bed. He animates anew her charms, Warm o'er her breathes the light of love, Then bears her in his circling arms, And stands before the throne of JOVE. But on the Sovereign of the skies What fleshly optics dare to gaze ? And PSYCHE with averted eyes Shrinks trembling from the...
Página 305 - Apuleius, who was an initiate in the Mysteries of Isis, says: "By no peril will I ever be compelled to disclose to the uninitiated the things that I have had intrusted to me on condition of silence.
Página 433 - Mid the thick covert of that woodland shade, A flowery bank there lay undressed by art, But of the mossy turf spontaneous made ; Here the young branches shot their arms athwart, And wove the bower so thick in every part, That the fierce beams of Phoebus glancing strong...

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