Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quotes: Myth (1)

Myth 1138 "A great while ago, when the world was full of wonders…." “The Pygmies” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales.

Myth 1397 "…each of the guests was struck aghast at beholding, instead of his comrades in human shape, one-and-twenty hogs sitting on the same number of golden thrones." “Circe’s Palace” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Myth 1397 " …what pendulous ears they had; what little red eyes, half buried in fat; and what long snouts, instead of Grecian noses." “Circe’s Palace” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Myth 1417 "…for, you are to understand, it is a fixed law, that, when persons are carried off to the land of magic, if they once taste any food there, they can never get back to their friends." “The Pomegranate-Seeds” Hawthorne, Tanglewood Tales

Myth 1245 "It was in this journey, if I mistake not, that he encountered a prodigious giant, who was so wonderfully contrived by nature, that, every time he touched the earth, he became ten times as strong as ever he had been before…Antaeus…it was a very difficult business to fight with such a fellow; for, as often as he got a knock-down blow, up he started again, stronger, fiercer, and abler to use his weapons, than if his enemy had let him alone…the harder, Hercules pounded the giant with his club, the farther he seemed from winning the victory." “The Three Golden Apples” Hawthorne’s The Wonder Book for Boys and Girls

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