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comes it : fo it is with the utmofi: fiicility, that Pallas con-
qr.eis both Mars and Venus. We adds, that Pallas re-
treated from Mars in order to conquer him ; this fliews
iv3, that the bell way to fubduc a temptation is to retreat
from it.

Book XXr. H O M E R's I L I A D. 99

Then heav'd the Goddefs in her mighty hand

A rtone, the limit of the neighb'ring land.

There lix'd from eldeft times; black, craggy, va(l: 470

This, at the heav'nly homicide flie cafh

V. 468. Then hcavd theGoddiifs in hsr mighty hattd
AJfoTte, etc.]
The poet lias dcfcribed many of his heroes in former parts
of his poem, as throwing ftones of enormous bulk and
-weight ; but here he rifes in his image : he is defcribing
a goddefs, and has found a way to make that adion ex-
cel all hum;in frrength, and be equal to a deity.

Virgil has imitated this paflage in the twelfth book,
and applied it to Turnus ; but f cannot lielp thinking-
that the a<5tion in a mortal is fomewhat extravagantly i-
magined : what principally renders it fo, is an addition of
two lines to this fimile wliich he borrows from anotlicr
part of f-Iomer, only with this difference, that whereas
Homer fays no two men could i'aife fuqh a Rone, Virgil
extends li to twelve.

riixnm circunifpicil ingcns^

S^xuvi^ ciJitiqumn, iugens, campo qucd fori e jdcshat.
Limes agro pojitusj litem ut difcernerei arvis*

(There is a beauty in the repetition o^faxum ingens, in
the fecond line ; it makes us dwell upon the image, and
gives us leifure to coniider the vaftnefs of die (lone :) the
other two lines are as follow ;

Vix illudf le£ii bis fex cervice fubirent,
^lalia nunc kominum producit corpora tellus.
May I be allowed to think too, they are not fo well in-
troduced in Virgil ? For it is juft afier Turnus is dc-
fcribed as weakned and opprefled with fears and ill o-
mens ; it exceeds probability ; and Turnus, methinks,
looks moVe like a knight-errant in a romance, than a he-
ro in an epic poem.

. I 2

200 H O M E R's I L I A D. Book XXL

Thund'ring he falls ; a mafs of monflrous fize.
And fev'n broad acres covers as he lies.
The ftunning ftroke his (lubborn nerves unbound;*
Loud o'er the fields bis ringing amis refbund : 475

The fcoraful dame her conqueft views with frailes,
And glorying riius, the proftrate God reviles.
Haft thou not yet, infatiate fury ! known
How far Minerva's force tranfcends thy own ?
Juno, whom thou rebellious dar'ft withftand, 480

Correds thy folly thus by Pallas' hand ;
Thus meets thy broken faith with juft disgrace.
And partial aid to Troy's perfidious race.

The Goddeis fpokc, and turn'd her eyes away,
']1iat beaming round, diifus'd celcftial day. 485

Jove's C3'prian daughter, ftooping on the land.
Lent to the wounded God her tender hand:
."^^Icwly he lifes, fcarcely breathes with pain.
And propt on her fair arm, foniikes the plain.
This the bright emprefs of tlie heav'ns furvey^d, 490
^^nd fcoifing, tlius, to v/ar's vidorious maid.

Lo ! what an aid on Mars's fide is ken. !
'J^iie Smiles and Loves unconquerable queen !
Mark with what infolence, in open view, "^

She moves: let Pallas, if fiie dares, purfue. 495

Minerva fmiling heard, the pair o'ertook, ,
And flighdy on her bread: the wanton (trook :
She, unrefifbng, fell ; (her fpirits fled)
On earth together lay the lovers fpread.

Book XXI. H O M E R's I L I A D. loi

And like thefe heroes, be the fate of all 500

(Minerva cries) who guard the Trojan wall !

To Grecian Gods fuch let the Phrygian be,

So dread, fo fierce, as Venus is to me ;

Then from" the loweft (lone ihall Troy be mov'd —

Thus flie, and Juno with a fraile approv'd. 505

Meantime, to mix in more than mortal fight.
The God of Ocean dares the God of light.

V. 5^07. The God of Ocean dares the God of light 7^
The interview between Neptune and Apollo is very ju-
dicioully in this place enlarged upon by our author. The,
poem now draws to a conciulion ; the Trojans are to be
puniihed for their perjury and violence: Homer accord-
ingly with a poetical julHce funis up the evidence againlt
them, and reprefents the very founder of Troy as an in-
]urious perfon. There have been feveral references to
this ftory lince the beginning of the poem, but he for-
bore to give it at large till near the end of it ; that it
might be freih upon the memory, and (liew, the Trojans
defer ve the punilhment they are going to fuffer.

EuftL:,rh!us gives the reafon why Apollo alfifls the-
Trojans, though he had been equally with Neptune af-
fronted by Launiedon : this proceeded from the ho^
nours which Apollo received from tlie poilerity of Lao-
medon ; Troy paid him no lefs worfnip than Cilia, or
Tenedos ; and by thefe means won hiiTi over to a foralve-
nefs ; bat Neptune flill v/as flighted, and conTequentij
continued an enemy to the whole race.

The fame author gives us various'opinicns why Nep-
tune is laid to have built the Trojan wall, and to ])ave
been defrauded of his wages : Some fay that Laomedon
facrilegiouily.took away the treafares out of the temples
of Apollo .'nd -Neptune, to cany on the fortifications ;
from whence it was £:bledthat Neptune and Apoilcbuift
the walls. Others will have it, ih-t two of the \'.c:k-


102 . HO MER's I LIAD. Book XXI.

What floth has feiz'd us, when the fields around [found ?
Ring with confiiifting pow'rs. and heav'n returns the
Shallignominious we v/ith fhame retire, 510

No deed perform'd, to our Olympian fire ?
Come, prove thy arm ! for firft the war to wage,
Suits not my greatnefs, or fuperior age.
Rafh as thou art to prop the Trojan throne,

(Forgetful of my wrongs, and of thy own) c ^^ ^ ^

And guard the race of proud Laomedon ! 3

men dedicated their wages to Apollo and Neptune : and
that Laomedon detained them : fo that he might in fome
fenfe be faid to defraud the deities themfelves, by \vith-
holding what was dedicated to their temples.

The reafon why Apollo is faid to have kept the herds
of Laomedon, is not fo clear. Euftathius obferves that
all plagues firft feize upon the four-footed creation, and
are fuppofed to arife from this deity : thus Apollo in xhe
iirft book fends the plague into the Grecian army; the
ancients therefore made him to prefide over cattle, that
by preferving them from the plague, mankind might
be fafe from infe(5lious difeafes. Others tell us, that
this employment is afcribed to Apollo, becaufe he figni-
fies the fun : now the fun clothes the paftures with grafs
and herbs ; fo that Apollo may be faid himfelf to feed
the cattle, by fupplying them with food. Upon either
of thefe accounts Laomedon may be faid to be ungrate-
ful to that deity, for raifing no temple to his honour.

It is obfervablethat Homer, in this ftory, afcribes the
building of the wall to Neptune only : 1 fhculd con-
jedure the reafon might be, that Troy being a fea-port
town, the chief Itrength of it depended upon its fitua-
tion, fo that the fea was in a manner a wall to it : upon
this account Neptune may not improbably be faid to
have built the v/all.

Book XXr. H O M E R's I L I A D. 105

Had thou forgot, how at the monarch's prayV.

M'q fhar'd the lengthen'd labours of a year !

Troy walls I rais'd (for fuch ^ve^e Jove's commands)

And yon' proud buli,varks grew beneath my hands : 520

Thy talli it was to feed the bellowing droves

Along fair Ida's vales, and pendent groves.

But when the circling feafons in their train

Brought back the grateful 3ay that crown'd our pain ;

With menace ftern the fraudful king defy'd 52c

Our latent Godhead, and the prize deny'd:

Mad as he was, he threaten'd femle bands.

And doom'd us exiles far in barb'rous lands.

Incens'd, we heav'nward fled with fwifteft wing,

And deftin'd vengeance on the perjur'd king. 53O

DoH thou, for this, afford proud Ilion grace,

And not like us, infeft the faithlefs race ?

Like us, their prefent, future fons deftroy,

And from its deep foundations heave their Troy ?

Apollo thus : To combate for mankind 535 i~

111 fuits the wifdom of celeffial mind : "^

For what is man ? calamitous by birth, -r-

They owe their life and nourifhment to earth ; "^

V. ^7J. Fornvhat is man? etc.^ The poet Is very
happy in interfperling his poem with moral fentences ;
in this place he deals away his reader from war and
horror, and gives him a beau'ciful admonition cif his
own frailty. ** Shall I (fays Apollo) contend with dice
'* for the fake of man ? man, who is no more than a
** leaf of a tree, now green and flourifhing, but foon
" withered av/ay and gone ? " The fon of Sirach has an

104 H O M E R's I L I A D. Book XXI.

Like yearly leaves, that now, with beauty crown 'd.

Smile on the fun ; now. wither on the ground : 5 40

To their own hands commit the frantic fcene^

Nor mix immortals in a caufe fo mean.

Then turns his face, far-beaming heav'nly fires,

And from the fenior pow'r, fjbmifs retires ;

Him, thus retreating, Artemis upbraids, 545

The quiver'd huntrefs of the Sylvan fliades.

And is it thus the youthful Plioebus flies,
And yields to Ocean's hoary fire, the prize ?
How vain that martial pomp, and dreadful- fliovv
of pointed arrows, and the filver bow ! 550

Now boaft no more in yon' celeftial bow'r.
Thy force can match the great earth-fliaking powV,

Silent, he heard the queen of woods upbraid :
Not fo Saturnia bore the vaunting maid ;
But furious thus. What infolence has driv'n 555

Thy pride to face the majefty of heav'n ? "

exprefiion which very much refembles this, Ecclus, xiv.
18. y^j" the green leaves upon a thick tree^fomef ally and
Jc7ne gronx), fo is the generation of fiefu and bloody one
Cometh to an end, and one is horn,

v. 544. And from the fenior po'w r y fuhmifs retires. ~\
Two things hinder Homer from making Neptune and
Apollo fight. Firft, becaufe having already defcribed
the figlit between' Vulcan and Xanthus, he has nothing
farther co fay here, for it is the fame conflid between
humidity and drynefs. S-condly, Apollo being the fame
with Defbny, and tlie ruin of the Trojans being conclud-
ed upon and decided, that God can no longer defer it.

Book XXI. H O M E RV ILIA D. 105

What tho' by Jove the female plague defign'd.

Fierce to the feeble race of woman-kind.

The wretched matron feels thy piercing dart ;

Thy fex's tyrant, widi a tyger's heart? 560

What tho' tremendous in the woodland chafe,

Thy certL**! arrows pierce the favage race ?

How dares thy rafhnefs on the pow'rs divine

Employ thofe arms, or match thy force with mine ?

Learn hence, no more unequal Vv'ar to wage 565

She faid, and feiz'd her wrids with eager rage ;

^' 557' ^^^ female plague-

Fierce to the feeble race ofnvoman-k'indy etc.]
The words in the original ^xf:, Though Jupiter has made
y'ju a Uon to nuomen. The meaning of this is, that Di-
ana was terrible to that fex,"as being the iame with the
moon, and bringing on the pangs of child-birth; or elfe
that the ancients attributed all fudden deaths of women
to t^ie darts of Diana, as of men to thofe of Apollo :
which opinion is frsqiienriy alluded to in Homer. Eu-

V. 566. She/aid, aJid feiz' d her norijls, etc.J I muft
confefs I am at a lofs how to jufHfy Homer in every
point of ihofe cornb;ites with the gods : when Diana and
Juno are to fight, Juno calls her an ivipudeni bitch, x,ve9
ci^hk : When they fight, CnQ boxes her foundly, and
fends her crying and trembling to heaven-: as foon as
{he comes thither, Jupiter falls a laughing at her : in-
deed the reft of the deities feem to be in a merry vein
during all the action : Pallas beats Mars and laughs at
him ; Jupiter fees them in the fame merry mood : Juno
when (he had cuifed Diana is not more ferious : in fhort,
unlefs there be fome depths that I am not able to fa-
thom, Homer never better deferved than in this place the
cenfure pad upon him by the ancients, tliat as he raifed-

io6 H O M E R's ILIAD. Book XXI.

Thefe in her left hand lock'd, her right unty'd
The bow, the quiver, and its plumy pride.
About her temples flies the bufy bow ;
Now here, now there, flie winds her from the blow ; 570
The fcatt'rlng arrows rattling from the cafe,
Drop rounds and idly mark the duily place, '
Swift from the field the baffled huntrefs flies.
And fcarce retrains the torrent in her eyes :
So, when the falcon wings her way above, 57 J

To the cleft cavern fpeeds the gentle dove,
(Not fated yet to die) there fafe retreats.
Yet ftill her heart againfi: the marble beats.
To her Latona hafl-es with tender care;
'\Vhom Hermes viewing, thus declines the war. 5 So

the character of his men up to gods, fo he funk thofe of
gods, down to men.

Yet I think it but reafonable to conclude, from the
very abfurdity of all tliis, (fuppofing it had ' no hidden
meaning or allegory) that there mull: therefore certainly
be fome. Nor do I think it any inference to the con-
trary, that it is too obfcure for U3 to nnd ont : the re-
motenefs of our times muft neceiTarily darken yet more
and more fuch things as were mylteries at fird:. Not that
it Is at all impoffible, notwithftanding their prefent dark-
nefs, but -they might have been very obvious ; as it is
certain, allegories ought to be difguifed, but not obfcur-
ed : an allegory fliould be like a veil over a beautiful
face, fo fine and tranfparent, as to fhew the very charms
it covers.

V. 5 So. Whom Herms vien.mng, thus declines the ivar.']
It is impofiible that Mercury fliould encounter Latona :
fuch a fidion would be unnatural, he being a planet, and-

Book XXI. H M E RV I L I A D. '107

How fliall I hce the dame, who gives delight

To him v/hofe thunders blacken heav'n with night ?

Go, matchlefs Goddefs ! triumph in the fides,

And boaft my conquefl.-, while I yield the prize.

He fpoke : and pad: : Latona, (tooping low, ^^j

Colle(5ls the fcatter'd fhafts, and fallen bow.
That glittVing on the daft, lay here and there ;
Diilionour'd relics of Diana's war.
Then fwift purfu'd her to her bleft abode.
Where, all confus'd rac fought the fov'reign God ; 590
Weeping (he grafp'd his knees : the ambrofial veft
Shook with her fighs, and panted on her breafl.

The fire, fuperior fmil'd ; and bade her (how -^^
What heav'nly hand had caus'd his daughter's woe ?
Abafli'd, filenames his own imperial fpoufe; 59 j

And the pale crefcent fates upon hier brows. t"^^^

Thus they above : while fwiftly gliding down,
Apollo enters llion's facred town :
The guardiim God now trembled for her wall.
And fear'd the Greeks, tho' flite forbad her fall. 600
Back to Olympus, from th^ war's alarms.
Return die fiiining bands of Gods in arms ;
Some proud in truimph, fome with rage on fire ;
And take their thrones around th' acthereal fire :

Thro' blood, thro' death Achilles ftill proceeds, 605
O'er flaughter'd heroes, and o'er rolling ileeds.

fhe reprefenting the night; for the planets owe all their
luClre to the fiiades of the night, and then only become
vifible to the world. EufUthius.

loS H O M E R's ILIA D-. Book

As when avenging flames with fury driv'n
On guihy towns ,exeit the wrath of heav'n ;
'The pale inhabitants, fome fall, fome fly ;
And the red vapours purple all the f]<y. 6io

?5q rag'd Achilles : deatii and dire difmay,
And toils, and terrors, fiU'd the dreadful day.

High on a turret hoary Priam (hinds,
And marks the wafts of his dedruciive hands ;

V. 607. As <vjhen avctiging flames 'wUh fury dr'tv'/it
On guilty iovjns exert thenar at h of htavn^
This paffage may be explained tw^o ways, each very re-
markable. Firlt, by taking this fire for a real fire, fent
from heaven to puniili a criminal city, of which we have
example in holy writ. Hence we find that Homer had a
notion of this great truth, that God fometimes exerts his
judgments on whole cities in this fignal and terrible man-
ner. Or if we lake it in the other fenfe, fimply as a
fire thrown into a town by the enemies who aflault it,
and only expreffed thus by the author in the fame man-
ner as Jeremy makes the city of Jerufalem (ay, when
the Chaldreans burnt the temple, The herd from above
bath fent fire into my bones. Lambent, i. 13. Yetftill thus
much will appear" underftood by Homer, that the fire
which is cafl into a city comes not, properly fpealang,
from men, but from God, who delivers it up to their fury.

V. 61 3. High on a -turret hoary PriatNy etc.] The
poet ftill raifes the idea of the courage and flrength of
his hero, by making Priam in a terror tliat he fliould
enter the town after the routed troops : for if he had
not furpaffed all mortals, what could have been more
defirable for an enemy, than to have let him In, and then
defboyed him ?

Here again there was need of another machine to
hinder him from entering the city j for Achilles being


Book XXI. H M E R*s I L I A B. 109

Views, from his arm, the Trojans fcatter'd flight, 615

And the near hero rifing on his fight !

No (lop, no check, no aid ! with feeble pace,

And fetdedfbrrow on his aged face,

Fa/t as he could, he fighing quits the walls ;

And thus, defcending on the guards he calls. 620

You to whofe care our city-gates belong.
Set wide your portals to the %ing throng.
For lo ! he comes, widi unrefifted fvvay ;
He comes, and dcfolation marks his way I
But when within the walls our troops take breath, 625
Lock fart the brazen bars, and fhut out death.
Thus chargM the rev'rend monarch: wide were flung
The opening folds ; the founding hmges rung.
Phoebus rufli'd forth, the flying bands to meet,
Strook flaughter back, and cover 'd the retreat. 630

vaflly fpeedier than thofe he purfued, he mufi: neceflarily
overtake fome of them, and the narrow gates couk.I iiot
let in a body of troops, without his mingling with the
hindmoft. The (lory of Agenor is therefore admirably
contrived, and Apollo, (wiio was to take care that the
fatal decrees fliculd be punclualiy executed) interpofes
both to fave Agenor and Troy ; for Achilles might have
killed Agenor, and Itill entered with the troops, if A-
pollo had not diverted him by the purfuit of that phan-
tom, Agenor oppofed himfelf to Achilles only becaule
he could not do better : for he fees himfelf reduced to a
dilemma, either inglorioufiy to perilh among the fugi-
tives, or hide himfelf in -the forelt; both which were e-
^ually unfafe : therefore he is purpofely infplred with a
generous refolution to try to fave his countrymen, and
as the reward ot diat fervice, i^ at lad faved himfelf.
Vol. IV. K


On heaps the Trojans croud to gain the gate,
Ar,d oladfome fee their laft efcatie from fate:

O 1.

Thither, all parch \1 with thirft, a heartlefs train.

Hoary with dufl, they beat the hollow plain :

And gafping, panting, fainting, labour on ^ 63 s

With heavier [Lrid;js, that lengthen tow'rd the town.

Enrag'd Achilles follovv's with his fpear ;

Wild with revenge, infatiable of war.

Then had \he Greeks eternal praife acquir'd.
And Troy inglorious to her walls retir*d; 64^

But * he, the God who darts sethereal flame,
Shot down to fave her, and redeem her fame.
To young Agenor force divine he gave,
(Antenor's offspring, haughty, bold and brave)
In aid of him, befide the beech he fate, 6aJ

And VvTapt, in clouds, reftrain'd the hand of fate.
When now the gen'rous youth Achilles fpies,
Thick beats his heart, the troubled motions rife,
/■^o, ere a liorm, the waters heave and roll)
He fbps, and queftions thus his mighty foul. 650

* What, fliail I fly this terror of the plain ? ;•

l,ike others fly, and be like othcis ikiin ?

* Apollo.
V. <5 5 ^ . IVhat.frall 1 fiy ? etc.] This Is a very bea:i-
tiful foliioquy of Agenor, fuch a. one as v/ould naturally
arifc in the foul of a brave man, going upon a dcfperate
enterprize : he weighs every thing in the balance of
leafon; he fets before hirafelf the bafenefs of flight, and
the courage of his enemy, until at laft the thirfl of glory
.preponderates all other confiderations. From the con-


Vain hope ! to Hum him by the felf-farae road

Yon' line of ilaughter'd Trojans lately trod..

No : with the common heap I fcorn to f^ill ; ; ■ ■ 6sS

What if they pafs'd me to the Trojan wall.

While I decline to yonder path, that leads

To Ida's forefts and fLirrounding ihadcs ?

So may I reach, conceal'd, the cooling. fjood, -

From ray tir'd body waili the dirt and blood, 66o

As foon as night her duHiy veil extends.

Return in fafety to my Trojan friends^

AVhat if? B\u wherefore all this vain debate ?

Stand I to doubt, within the reach of fate ?
Ev'n now perhaps, ere yet I turn tlie v/all, 66^

The fierce Achilles fees me, and I fall :
Such is his fwiftnefs, 'tis in vain to fly,
And fuch his valoui*, that who ftands mud die.
Howe'er, 'tis better, fighting for the ftate,
Here, and in public view, to meet my fate. 670

Yet lure he too is mortal ; he may feel
(Like all the fons of earth) the force of ftecl j
One ojily foul informs that dreadful frame.
And Jove's fole favour gives hitn all his fame.
, . He faid, and flood, coUedled in his might; : 67s
And all his beating bofom claim 'd the fight,

clufion of this fpeech it is evident, that the flojy of Achll-
les's being invulnerable except in the heel, is an inventi-
on of latter ages ; for had he been fo, there had been
nothing wonderful in his charai^ler. Euffathius.

K 2

112 HO M E R's ILIAD. Book XXI.

So from fome deep grown wood a panther ftarts,

Rous'd from his thicket by a ftorm of darts :

Untaught to fear or fly, he hears tHe founds

Of fhouting hunters, and of clam'rous hounds ; 6Sq

Tho* {buck, tho' wounded, fcarce perceives the pain,

And the barb'd jav'lin ftings his breaft in vain :

On their whole war, untam'd the favage flies; "•

And tears his hunter, or beneath him dies.

Not lefs refolv'd, Antenor's valiant heir 685

Confronts Achilles, and awaits the war,

Difdainfol of retreat : high-held before.

His fliield (a broad circumference) he bore;

Then graceful as he flood, in afl to throw

The lifted jav'lin, thus befpoke the foe. 6go

How proud Achilles glories in his fame !
And hopes this day to link the Trojan name
JBeneath her ruins ! know, that hope is vain ;
A thoufand woes, a thoufand toils remain.
Parents and children our juft arms employ, 695

And ftrong, and many, are the fons of Troy.
Great as thou art, ev'n thou may'ft flain with gore
Thefe Phrygian fields, and prefs a foreign ftiore.

He faid : with matchlefs force the jav'lin flung
Smote on his knee ; the hollow cuiflies rung 700

Beneath the pointed (leel ; but fafe from harms
He ftands impaflive in th' asthereal arms.
Then fiercely rulhing on the daring foe.
His lifted arm prepares the fatal blow.

Book XXI, H O M E R's I L*I A D. :i 13

Bat jealous of his fame Apollo fhrouds 705

The godlike Trojan in a veil of clouds :

Safe from purfuit, and fliut from mortal view, .

Difmif'd with fame, tlie favour'd youth withdrev/.

Meanwhile the God, to cover their efcape, .

AfTumes Agenor's habit, voice, and /hape, 7 10

Flies from the furious chief in this difguile, • '

The furious chief ftill follows where he flies :

Now o'er the fields they itretch with leagthen'd ftrides^

Now urge the courfe where fwift Scamander glides :

The God now diftant fcarce a (tride before, 715

Tempts his purfuit, and wheels about the fhore :

V, 709. Mean<vjhile the God^ to cover their tjcabe^
etc.] The poet makes a double ufe of this li(5lion of A-
pollo's deceiving Achilles in the fliape of Agenor ; by
thefe means he draws him from the purfuit, and gives
the Trojans time to enter the city., and at the fame tiine
brings Agenor handfomely off from the combate. The
moral of this fable is, that dcltiny would not yet fuffer
Troy to fall.

Eufrathius fancies that the occafion oftlie iidion might
be this : Agenor fled from Ac!iilics to t!ie banks of
. Xanthus, and might there conceal himfelf from the pur-
flier behind fome covert that giew on the Ihores ; this
perhaps might be the whole of the (lOry. So plain a nar-
ration would have paifed in the mouth of an hifiorian, •
but the poet drenes it in fiction, and tells us that Apollo
(or Deftiny) concealed him in a cioud from the /:ght of
his enemy.

The fame author farther obferves. that Achilles by an
unf^^al:>nab!e piece of vain-glcry, in purfuing a fingle ene-
my, gives time 10 a whol-j army to efcape : he neither
kills Agenor, nor overtt.kes the Trojans,

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144 H O M E R's ILIAD. Book XXL

While all the flying troops their fpeed employ.

And pour on heaps into the walls of Troy.

No flop, no flay ; no thought to aflc, or tell,

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