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1875. Excerpt: ... 'To the rich land of Jove, the Jove of Nile.'
Such were Medea's prescient words. The while The Godlike chiefs in
awful wonder lost, Cowered speechless at the tale divine, The
vision of the days to be. Thine, son of Polymnestus thine Was that
high word of Prophecy, The Bee of Delphi named thy destined name;
When, Battus, thrice she bade thee hail, Thrice bade thee hail in
words of flame, Cyrene's royal lord, lord of the hill and vale.
Epode iii. For thou hadst sought from Pytho's sacred shrine Help
for the baffled stammering tongue.--Eight ages past, now bright and
young Arcesilas doth grace that noble line, Whom Pythian Phoebus
crowned With glory mid the nations round Won in the whirling
chariot course. Him, and the golden fleece of fame, (Of his high
praise the glorious source) Full loudly shall the Muse proclaim;
For then did their proud line begin, When forth the Minyse sailed
that wondrous prize to win. Strophe iv. What cause impelled them to
that dread exile? What stern compulsion's adamantine chain? Death,
--doomed to Pelias from the Pythian fane; Death, by th' iEolid
race, by force or guile Cold on his cunning soul it fell, That
awful word of fate divine, A deep heart-desolating spell From the
great Mother's central shrine. 'Beware the single-sandalled man,
beware 'When down from Pelion's mountain height, 'The avenging
child of Fate shall fare 'To rich Iolcos' vale, smiling in sunny
light, Antistr. iv. 'A stranger he, or born in native air.' And so
in time a noble stranger came, A youth of glorious port; his manly
frame The country tunic clasped; two spears he bore. Above, to
fence the shivering rain, A skin of spotted pard he threw. Adown
his youthful neck amain His hair in glittering ringlets flew.
('Twas then in thronging crowds the people pre...
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