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The Iliad of Homer

Page: 362

Virgil, Æn. iv. 350:—

"Hermes obeys; with golden pinions binds
His flying feet, and mounts the western winds:
And whether o'er the seas or earth he flies,
With rapid force they bear him down the skies
But first he grasps within his awful hand
The mark of sovereign power, his magic wand;
With this he draws the ghost from hollow graves;
With this he drives them from the Stygian waves:
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Thus arm'd, the god begins his airy race,
And drives the racking clouds along the liquid space."

Dryden.


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