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TIE.

ODYSSEY

OF

HOMER.

TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK,

BY

ALEXANDER POPE.

VOLII.

PHILADELPHIA:

JAMES CRISSY, 14, S. SEVENTH ST.

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THE

ODYSSEY.

BOOK XIII.

THE ARGUMENT.

THE ARRIVAL OF ULYSSES IN ITHACA.

Ulysses takes his leave of Alcinous and Arete, and embarks in the evening. Next morning the ship arrives at Ithaca; where the sailors, as Ulysses is yet sleeping, lay him on the shore with all his treasures. On their return, Neptune changes their ship into a rock. In the meantime Ulysses awaking, knows not his native Ithaca, by reason of a mist which Pallas had cast round him. He breaks into loud lamentations; till the goddess appearing to him in the form of a shepherd, discovers the country to him, and points out the particular places. He then tells a feigned story of his adventures, upon which she manifests herself, and they consult together of the measures to be taken to destroy the suitors. To conceal his return, and disguise his person the more effectually, she changes him into the figure of an old beggar. He ceas'd; but left so pleasing on their ear His voice, that listening still they seem'd to hear.

pause of silence hush'd the shady rooms: The grateful conference then the king resumes.

Whatever toils the great Ulysses pass’d, Beneath this happy roof they end at last;

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