The Age of Fable
Title The Age of Fable PDF eBook
Author Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher
Pages 506
Release 1855
Genre Mythology
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The Age of Fable
Title The Age of Fable PDF eBook
Author Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Pages 384
Release 2018-12-13
Genre Fiction
ISBN 3748139624

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If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation. But if that which tends to make us happier and better can be called useful, then we claim that epithet for our subject. For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness. Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated. When Byron calls Rome "the Niobe of nations," or says of Venice, "She looks a Sea-Cybele fresh from ocean," he calls up to the mind of one familiar with our subject, illustrations more vivid and striking than the pencil could furnish, but which are lost to the reader ignorant of mythology. Milton abounds in similar allusions. The short poem "Comus" contains more than thirty such, and the ode "On the Morning of the Nativity" half as many. Through "Paradise Lost" they are scattered profusely. This is one reason why we often hear persons by no means illiterate say that they cannot enjoy Milton. But were these persons to add to their more solid acquirements the easy learning of this little volume, much of the poetry of Milton which has appeared to them "harsh and crabbed" would be found "musical as is Apollo's lute." Our citations, taken from more than twenty-five poets, from Spenser to Longfellow, will show how general has been the practice of borrowing illustrations from mythology.



Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable
Title Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable PDF eBook
Author Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher DigiCat
Pages 400
Release 2022-05-28
Genre Fiction
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Bulfinch's Mythology is a compilation of general audience works by Latinist Thomas Bulfinch. It delves into the roots and stories within classical mythologies all around the world.



The Age of Fable, Or, Beauties of Mythology
Title The Age of Fable, Or, Beauties of Mythology PDF eBook
Author Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher Biblo & Tannen Publishers
Pages 564
Release 2004
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 9780819628107

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The Age of Fable; Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes
Title The Age of Fable; Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes PDF eBook
Author Thomas Bulfinch
Publisher
Pages 498
Release 1856
Genre Animals, Mythical
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Poetry of the Age of Fable. Collected by T. Bulfinch
Title Poetry of the Age of Fable. Collected by T. Bulfinch PDF eBook
Author Thomas BULFINCH (the Younger.)
Publisher
Pages 282
Release 1863
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The Age of Fable; Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes
Title The Age of Fable; Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes PDF eBook
Author Thomas BULFINCH (the Younger.)
Publisher
Pages 508
Release 1863
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