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- He sought to guard the herd; but from my hand A jav'lin struck him in the foremost ranks: He fell, and terror seiz'd the rustic crowd.2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (79% in)
- As when the rustic youths and dogs have driv'n A tawny lion from the cattle fold, Watching all night, and baulk'd him of his prey; Rav'ning for flesh, he still th' attempt renews, But still in vain: for many a jav'lin, hurl'd By vig'rous arms, confronts him to his face, And blazing faggots, that his courage daunt; Till, with the dawn, reluctant he retreat: So from before the Trojans Ajax turn'd, Reluctant, fearing for the ships of Greece.2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (64% in)
- As when a rustic crowd of men and dogs Have chas'd an antler'd stag, or mountain goat, That 'mid the crags and thick o'ershadowing wood Hath refuge found, and baffled their pursuit: If, by the tumult rous'd, a lion stand, With bristling mane, before them, back they turn, Check'd in their mid career; ev'n so the Greeks, Who late in eager throngs were pressing on, Thrusting with swords and double-pointed spears, When Hector moving through the ranks they saw, Recoil'd, and to their feet...2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (36% in)
There are no more uses of "rustic" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).
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