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The Odyssey of Homer

(Translated by William Cowper)

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Author: Homer
Language: English
Wordcount: 118,366 / 376 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.9
LoC Category: PA
Downloads: 13,468
Added to site: 2008.01.14
mnybks.net#: 19693
Genre: Poetry

Translated into blank verse byWILLIAM COWPER.

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st thou
Of thy long absent father to avenge
These num'rous wrongs; for could he now appear 320 There, at yon portal, arm'd with helmet, shield,
And grasping his two spears, such as when first
I saw him drinking joyous at our board,
From Ilus son of Mermeris, who dwelt
In distant Ephyre, just then return'd,
(For thither also had Ulysses gone
In his swift bark, seeking some pois'nous drug
Wherewith to taint his brazen arrows keen,
Which drug through fear of the eternal Gods
Ilus refused him, and my father free 330 Gave to him, for he loved him past belief)
Could now, Ulysses, clad in arms as then,
Mix with these suitors, short his date of life
To each, and bitter should his nuptials prove.
But these events, whether he shall return
To take just vengeance under his own roof,
Or whether not, lie all in the Gods lap.
Meantime I counsel thee, thyself to think
By what means likeliest thou shalt expel
These from thy doors. Now mark me: clo

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