|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
See Ovid, Quotation 3.
They were setting on
Ossa upon Olympus, and upon
Steep Ossa leavy Pelius.
George Chapman: Homers Odyssey, book xi. 426.
Heavd on Olympus tottring Ossa stood;
On Ossa Pelion nods with all his wood.
Alexander Pope: Odyssey, book xi. 387.
Ossa on Olympus heave, on Ossa roll
Pelion with all his woods; so scale the starry pole.
Sotheby: Odyssey, book xi. 315.
To the Olympian summit they essayd
To heave up Ossa, and to Ossas crown
William Cowper Odyssey, book xi. 379.
They on Olympus Ossa fain would roll;
On Ossa Pelions leaf-quivering hill.
Worsley: Odyssey, book xi. 414.
Ossa upon Olympus, and to pile.
Pelion with all its growth of leafy woods
Bryant: Odyssey, book xi. 390.
Ossa they pressed down with Pelions weight,
And on them both imposd Olympus hill.
Fitz-Geffrey: The Life and Death of Sir Francis Drake, stanza 99 (1596).
Ter sunt conati imponere Pelio Ossam.Virgil: Georgics, i. 281. [back]