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  • louise
    ... she woo d, and he was won, And straite Minerva honor d him, who Jove s shield clapt upon His mightie shoulders, and his head girt with a cloud of gold,
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      ... she woo'd, and he was won,
      And straite Minerva honor'd him, who Jove's shield clapt upon
      His mightie shoulders, and his head girt with a cloud of gold,
      That cast beames round about his browes.

      (lines 202 - 206, Homer's Iliads, The Eighteenth Booke,
      by George Chapman, Gent. The complete translation was first
      published in 1611)

      The 'she' of the first quoted line is 'swift-footed Iris'.

      Note on this episode provided in the introduction to the Penguin
      translation by Martin Hammond:

      Moving reference to this scene is made in a poem written in the
      Dardanelles in 1916 by Patrick Shaw-Stewart, a scholar of Eton
      College, who was killed in France on 30 December 1917:

      I will go back this morning
      From Imbros over the sea;
      Stand in the trench, Achilles,
      Flame-capped, and shout for me.

      - fragments supplied by Louise, collageer
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