Yes, Adeimantus, they are stories not to be repeated in our State; the young man should not be told that in committing the worst of crimes he is far from doing anything outrageous; and that even if he chastises his father when does wrong, in whatever manner, he will only be following the example of the first and greatest among the gods
But that I may reveal my heart entirely unto you, my friends: IF there were gods
, how could I endure it to be no God
This ended, in prolonged solemn tones, like the continual tolling of a bell in a ship that is foundering at sea in a fog --in such tones he commenced reading the following hymn; but changing his manner towards the concluding stanzas, burst forth with a pealing exultation and joy -- The ribs and terrors in the whale, Arched over me a dismal gloom, While all God
's sun-lit waves rolled by, And lift me deepening down to doom.
And they uttering their immortal voice, celebrate in song first of all the reverend race of the gods
from the beginning, those whom Earth and wide Heaven begot, and the gods
sprung of these, givers of good things.
He did not dare venture away from the gods
, for now the fangs of all dogs were against him, and he tasted to the dregs the persecution that had been White Fang's.
And, as he had been accustomed, all his life, as with Mister Haggin, Skipper, and even with Bashti and the chief devil devil doctor of Somo, he attached himself to the high gods
themselves, and from the gods
under them received deference accordingly.
Therefore so abject is thir punishment, Disfiguring not Gods
likeness, but thir own, Or if his likeness, by themselves defac't While they pervert pure Natures healthful rules To loathsom sickness, worthily, since they Gods
Image did not reverence in themselves.
And for the disobedient thus I pray: May the gods
send them neither timely fruits Of earth, nor teeming increase of the womb, But may they waste and pine, as now they waste, Aye and worse stricken; but to all of you, My loyal subjects who approve my acts, May Justice, our ally, and all the gods
Be gracious and attend you evermore.
"Sons of Atreus," he cried, "and all other Achaeans, may the gods
who dwell in Olympus grant you to sack the city of Priam, and to reach your homes in safety; but free my daughter, and accept a ransom for her, in reverence to Apollo, son of Jove."
She asked me what way that was; I told her marriage was appointed by God
; and here we had a strange talk together, indeed, as ever man and wife had, I believe.
"Remember my words: `If you return home safely, I shall believe God
has forgiven you, and I will forgive you also.'"
"Those are Mary's 'God
's folk,'" said Prince Andrew.