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Which burled to Orcus manifold the chief merits. In the hands of the mighty valorous spirits

author, the heroic blank verse in Of heroes

, and consigned to dogs as prey which it is written has become a their cumulate corses, And to all birds ; until the will of Jove and is so far original that it displays

most flexible reprezentative medium, was consummated Forth from the time when first contend- no trace of being modelled on that of ing, firstly disunited

Milton or Cowper, and rather reremWere Atreus' son, the king of men, and bles that of some of the Elizabethan beaven-born Achilleus."

dramatists in its general spontaneity

and ease, conditioned in parts, of If, as Porson gave it as his course, to the necessity of adhering opinion, a prose translation of the closely to lineal and structural

Iliad" would require ten years to literality. The heroic speeches are execute, an English poetic rendering rendered with colloquial force and in the original verse by a skilled poet flow, many of the descriptive battleand metricist, would be an exploit pieces with singular animation and demanding a lifetime to execute. energy, and the similes with a degree Much, therefore, as we could wish to of superior finish, as in Homer. Did see a translation of Homer in which space permit, it would be an agree. both the antique spirit and form of able duty to extract many passages, the poem would be reproduced, we illustrative of the excellence and can hardly hope for such, and, upon general merits of a work which the whole, accord with the opinion promises to superwede all its prere. expressed by Lord Derby in his pre- dents in the estimation of the English face-"that if justice is ever to be reading public; among them several done to the easy flow and majestic of the battle pieces, such as the combat simplicity of the grand old port, it of the ships in the fifteenth, in which can only be in the heroic blank the Trojans are victorious, and the verse."

sublime contest of men and mingled In this, the latest and in several gods in the twentieth, in which the respects the finest rendering of Homer Grerks triumph, together with many in English verse which has appeared, of the speeches, simules, and descripLord Derby has more than realized tions of action, person, and locality. the object with which it was under: Take, however, the concluding portion taken, that of superadding to a literal of the interview between Achilles and version something of the spirit of the Priam, in the twentieth book, when original ; and considering that with the latter comes to the Grecian camp the exception of the first book the to ransom the body of Hertor from remainder of the work was executed his victor a characteristic passage, within the last two years, in the in the finest in the “Iliad” :--tervals of public life, it must, considering its high merits, be regarded as ** Thus as he spoke, within Achilles a remarkable achievement.

breast Perhaps the distinctive character. Fond mem'ry of his father rose; be istic of Lord Derby's translation of touched Homer is the evenness of power The old man's hand, and gently put him with which the work in executed. It Then wipe they both, by various mem'ries evinces no sign of a desire to elaborate

stired: particular passages, cramming one One. prostrate at Achilles' feet. b-wail'd portion and starving another, but His warrior son ; Achilles for his sire, reflects the fire, vigour, naturalness, And for Patrımlus wepel, his comrale dear ; and plainners @nate with the And through the house their weeping loud original ; for which reason it appears was beard. to us to bear a closer Teamblaine to But when Achilles had indulg'd his grief, the “Iliad" than any other in our lan. And and the searaing vf bis heart and guage. It is indeed, by far the most He faze, and with his hand the aged aire literal translation in verse which has He rain'd, and thus with gentle words adappeared ; and ifın particular passages

drred: not so poetically elaburated as in others, this circumstance, in condex.

* Alas, what surrowpoup old man, are

thine! ion with the spirited manner in which How couldet thou renture to the Gracias it is rendered, constitutes one of its shipa

came,

ill;

sue :

Alone, and to the presence of the man Thy native land, since thou hast spar'd my Whose hand hath slain so many of thy life, sons,

And bidd'st me still behold the light of Many and brave? an iron heart is thine !

Heav'n.' But sit thou on this seat; and in our To whom Achilles thus with stern rehearts,

gard : Though filled with grief, let us that grief "Old man, incense me not; I mean myself suppress;

To give thee back thy son; for here of For woful lamentation nought avails.

late Such is the thread the Gods for mortals Despatch'd by Jove, my Goddess-mother

spin, To live in woe, while they from cares are The daughter of the aged Ocean-God: free.

And thee too, Priam, well I know, some Two coffers lie beside the door of Jove,

God With gifts for man: one good, the other (I cannot err) bath guided to our ships.

No mortal, though in vent'rous youth, To whom from each the Lord of lightning would dare gives

Our camp to enter: nor could hope to pass Him sometimes evil, sometimes good be- Unnotic'd by the watch, nor easily falls ;

Remove the pond'rous bar that guards our To whom the ill alone, him foul disgrace

doors. And grinding mis’ry o'er the earth pur- But stir not up my anger in my grief;

Lest, suppliant though thou be, within my By God and man alike despis'd he roams.

tent Thus from his birth the Gods to Peleus I brook thee not, and Jove's command gave

transgress.' Excellent gifts; with wealth and substance He said ; the old man trembled, and bless'd

obeyed ; Above his fellows; o'er the Myrmidons Then to the doorway, with a lion's spring, He rul'd with sov’reign sway; and Heaven Achilles rush'd ; not unaccompanied ; bestow'd

With him Automedon and Alcimus, On him, a mortal, an immortal bride. His two attendants, of his followers all, Yet this of ill was mingled in his lot, Next to the lost Patroclus, best esteem'd; That in his house no rising race he saw They from the yoke the mules and horses Of future Kings; one only son he had,

loos’d; One doom'd to early death ; nor is it mine Then led the herald of the old man in, .To tend my father's age; but far from And bade him sit; and from the polish'd home

wain Thee and thy sons in Troy I vex with The costly ransom took of Hector's head.

Two robes they left, and one well-woven Much have we heard too of thy former vest, wealth ;

To clothe the corpse, and send with honour Above what Lesbos northward, Macar's home. seat,

Then to the female slaves he gave comContains, and Upper Phrygia, and the mand shores

To wash the body, and anoint with oil, Of boundless Hellespont, 'tis said that Apart, that Priam might not see his son ; thou

Lest his grieved heart its passion unreIn wealth and number of thy sons wast strain'd bless'd.

Should utter, and Achilles, rous'd to wrath, But since on thee this curse the Gods have His suppliant slay, and Jove's command brought,

transgress. Still round thy city war and slaughter When they had wash'd the body, and with rage.

oil Bear up, nor thus with grief incessant Anointed, and around it wrapp'd the robe mourn;

And vest, Achilles lifted up the dead Vain is thy sorrow for thy gallant son ; With his own hands, and laid him on the Thou canst not raise him, and mayst suffer

couch ; more.'

Which to the polished wain his followers To whom in answer Priam, godlike sire: rais d. 'Tell me not yet, illustrious chief, to sit, Then groaning, on his friend by name he While Hector lies, uncar'd for, in the tent; call'd: But let me quickly go, that with mine Forgive, Patroclus! be not wroth with me, eyes

If in the realm of darkness thou shouldst I may behold my son ; and thou accept

hear The ample treasures which we tender thee: That godlike Hector to his father's arms, Mayst thou enjoy them, and in safety For no mean ransom, I restore ; whereof reach

A fitting share for thee I get aside.'

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son waistcoat, canary-coloured shorts, “Just seven miles. The Sterndale
and blue stockings, and flaxen wig, road, isn't it?"
was driving his plump horses, and Yes, sir.”
guiding his plough, undiscouraged, as And that was all Boots had to tell.
when last he saw him.

Will ye please to come in, sir ?"
Boots and Mrs. Jones came out. inquired Mrs. Jones.
Sir Jekyl was too eager to wait to No, my good creature. I havn't
get down; so from the saddle he time. The old gentleman-what's
accosted his buxom hostess, in his his name ?"
usual affable style. The baronet was “I don't know, sir, please. He
not accustomed to be crossed and calls the young gentleman Guy, and
thwarted as much as, I have been the young gentleman calls him sir."
told, men with less money sometimes

“And both the same name ?"
are; and he showed his mortification "We calls'em both Strangers, please,
in his face when he learned that the sir.”
two gentlemen had left very early I know. Servants, had they ?”
that morning

"Yes, sir, please. But they sent
“This morning! Why you said 'em on.
yesterday they would not go till even- “Rich-don't want for money, I
ing. Hang it, I wish you could tell suppose. Eh ?”
it right; and what the d-1 do you "Oh! plenty money, sir."
mean by Strangers ? Call him Strang- “And the servants called the men
ways, can't you. It's odd people can't Strangways, I suppose, Eh ?”
say names.

“Yes, Sir Jekyl, please ; and so the
He must have been very much letters came.'
vexed to speak so sharply ; and he “You never happened to hear any
saw, perhaps, how much he had for- other name ?"
gotten himself in the frightened look “No, Sir Jekyl.”
which good Mrs. Jones turned upon

Think.
him.

Mrs. Jones did think, but could
"I don't mean you, my good little recall nothing.
soul. It's their fault; and where are “Nothing with a D ?"
they gone to? I wanted to ask them “D, sir! What, sir ?”
both over to Marlowe. Have you a "No matter what," said the ba-
notion ?"

ronet. “No name beginning with D
“They took our horses as far as --eh ?"
the 'Bell and Horns,' at Slowton.” No, sir. You don't think they're
She called shrilly to Boots, " They're going by a false name ?” inquired
not stoppin' at the ‘Bell and Horns,' the lady, curiously.
sure. Come here, and tell Sir Jekyl “What the devil puts that in your
Marlowe about Mr. Strangers." head! Take care of the law; you

You said last night they were must not talk that way, you foolish
going to Awkworth ;" and Sir Jekyl little rogue."
chuckled scornfully, for he was "I did not know, sir," timidly an-
vexed.

swered Mrs. Jones, who saw in Sir
"They changed their minds, sir." Jekyl, the Parliament-man, Deputy-
"Well

, we'll say so. You're a won- Lieutenant, and Grand Juror, a great
derful fascinating sex. Egad, if you oracle of the law.
could only carry anything right in "I only wanted to wow whether
your heads for ten minutes, you'd be you had happened her the name
too charming.” And at this point of the eldes of two ntlemen,
Boots emerged, and Sir Jekyl con- and could recoll What Letter
tinued, addressing him-

begins with)
“Well, where are the gentlemen No, sir ples
who left this morning ?" asked "So you see tall me
"They'll be at the Bet

"Nothinu i
Horns,' sir."

If they com " Where's that ?"

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of those qualms and sinkings of the ** I think not, sir."

heart, which overcome us with a “Well, I brieve there's nothing vague anticipation of evil. else," and the baronet looked up re- The point of the road which he flertively, as if he exported to find a had now gained, commands a view of memoranium scribbed on the blue the old hall of Marlowe, with that sky, leaning with his hand on the projecting addition, and its wide buw hark of his horse. “No, nothing. window, every pane of which was You won't forget my ma wage, that's now flaming in the sunset light, which all God-bye, my dear."

indicated the green chamber. And touching the tip of his gloves The green chamber! Just at that to his lips, with a smile and a nod he moment the glare of its broad win. eantered down the Sterndale road. dow fla-bed with a melancholy and

He pulient up at the Bell and vengeful light upon his brain, buried Horus' in the nittle town of Sowton, with painful retrospects and harrassbut wasdimappinel. The entire party, ing conjecture. servants and all, lad taken the train Old Gwynn going away! It was two hours before, at the station three an omen. Marlowe without old mries away.

Gwynn. Troy without its palladiun. Now Sir Jekyl was bombed, and on Gwynn going with something the *px. 10 of the champ stirred within like a denunciation on her lips! That hun.'s, he trude down in his just stupid old woman at Wardlock, ton, lots, and pued up his stealing who really knew nothing about it, borne by the station, and lie went in undertaking also to prophesy!. Out and made inquiry.

of the mouths of babes and sucklings! A man the him is reerived even There was no gruise in it-scurriy at nue of the upo l'estelle iponian ruiying articulation. Still it was the croak punts willin his own county with of the raven the breach of the owl. Lentining ase The station-master He looked across the gentle slope was a winny curle ills, and the sube at the angle of the inau-pulous trwm. altern ottills awtully active and Why should old General Lanbox le Ono man and the resurits of the placed within the unhallowed preestadisimPeut we're at one pia ed at cincts of that chamber? The image his line disposal. Inhappy two of cold Gwynn as she galbled her grim branı lines culverte at this point, protest on the preceding night, to cau-ing the laual buste, and there before him like a gbost. What buriwas (0.me que'ntıy a cuttliet bd (e)- Dis was it of her, and how evuld fusun in ite prietener; so that ... ale divine his motives ! Still if there Jekyl, who latered and chatted was anything wrong, did not this ag really am.it all the reverential Vertinent warning make the matter zalt! "T..0..ped him, celuild ar- Worme. rive at the audiusite, but itaned An old man he felt himself on a to the view tuit the flity had an endden that evening, and for the fire tuly mine to Anworth, oliy ly tile. There was some farure of the rail, iosital of ly road.

eletric fire, and a fulvidence of tlo Sir Javi put on his berre and system. His enterprise was gone. waiked him to fush the town, un- Why should be take gult, if surh it o'rtain what to do next. This check were', on his soul for vanity and vrt. and condim; ii. borse bavi his ation of spirit! If guilt it were, was loan truthumne til It wound it pot of a kind inexcusably coll. Dut do to fi jow to Awlworth; to bled and long headed. OdGwynn, cime in, after a four-and twetty he did not liketo love you on these teruna mnita' ride, le battere like a net, - just, tou, as there unknown actors merriy to invite them so nituen, were hovering at the wing, and about nid tun, who had burly had lots to step upon the stage, this old man Date of invitato a $1.29 him. It and young, who, instinctively he felt, would be making too much of them were meditating mischiet against with a venance

him. Mischief what ! Sach, yur. As be found hinarl opee more hape, as might sbatter the structure riding under the lawmlss of Marlowe, of his greaters, and strew its pinathe early autumnal 18 tri altınly cles in the dunt

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