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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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  • There is a most elegant tribute to his memory in the Preface to the Heroica of Philostratus.
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  • To deny a fact related in Herodotus, because it is inconsistent with a theory developed from an Assyrian inscription which no two scholars read in the same way, is more pardonable, than to believe in the good-natured old king whom the elegant pen of Florian has idealized—_Numa Pompilius.
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  • At the same time, so far from believing that the composition or primary arrangement of these poems, in their present form, was the work of Peisistratus, I am rather persuaded that the fine taste and elegant mind of that Athenian(31) would lead him to preserve an ancient and traditional order of the poems, rather than to patch and re-construct them according to a fanciful hypothesis.
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  • Hence his whole work is to be looked upon rather as an elegant paraphrase than a translation.
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  • It seems indeed probable, from the manner in which he dwells on their metallic ornaments that the higher beauty of proportion was but little required or understood, and it is, perhaps, strength and convenience, rather than elegance, that he means to commend, in speaking of the fair house which Paris had built for himself with the aid of the most skilful masons of Troy.
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  • _ The following elegant remarks of Thirlwall (Greece, vol. i, p. 176 seq.
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  • 298 The following observations of Coleridge furnish a most gallant and interesting view of Helen's character— "Few things are more interesting than to observe how the same hand that has given us the fury and inconsistency of Achilles, gives us also the consummate elegance and tenderness of Helen.
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