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omerus

THE

ODYSSEY OF HOMER

DONE INTO ENGLISH PROSE

BY

S. H. BUTCHER, M.A.

Hon. LL.D. Glasgow, Hon. Litt.D. Dublin
Professor of Greek in the University of Edinburgh
Formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge

and of University College, Oxford

AND

A. LANG, M.A.
Hon. LL.D. St. Andrews

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED
ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON

1917

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Hood
t398

1917
cop. 2

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Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, March 1879.
Revised and reprinted November 1879, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1887,

1890, 1893, 1897, 1998, 1900, 1903, 1906, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1917.

AS ONB THAT FOR A WEARY SPACE HAS LAIN

LULLED BY THE SONG OF CIRCE AND HER WING

IN GARDENS NEAR THE PALE OF PROSERPINE, WHERE THAT AEGAEAN ISLE FORGETS THE MAIN, AND ONLY THE LOW LUTES OF LOVE COMPLAIN,

AND ONLY SHADOWS OF WAN LOVERS PINE,

AS SUCH AN ONE WERE GLAD TO KNOW THE BRINE SALT ON HIS LIPS, AND THE LARGE AIR AGAIN, SO GLADLY, FROM THE SONGS OF MODERN SPEECH MEN TURN, AND SEE THE STARS, AND FEEL THE FREE

SHRILL WIND BEYOND THE CLOSE OF HEAVY FLOWERS

AND THROUGH THE MUSIC OF THE LANGUID HOURS, THEY HEAR LIKE OCEAN ON A WESTERN BEACH THB SURGE AND THUNDER OF THE ODYSSEY.

A. L.

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