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THE

ODYSSEY OF HOMER

DONE INTO ENGLISH PROSE

S. H. BUTCHER, M.A.

Fellow and Prielector of University College, Oxford
Late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge

A. LANG, M.A.

Late Fellow of Merlon College, Oxford

Third Edition, Heviaed and Corrected
With Additional Notes

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A* ONE THAT FOR A WEARY SPACE HAS LAIN

LULLED BY THE SONG OF CIRCE AND HER WINB

IN GARDENS NEAR THE PALE OF PROSERPINE,

WHERE THAT /E^EAN 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 BRINB

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

THE SURGE AND THUNDER OF THE ODYSSEY.

A.L.

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