C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Like Shakespeare, for all time.


Homer excels all the inventors of other arts in this: that he has swallowed up the honor of those who succeeded him.


Milton is the most sublime, and Homer the most picturesque.

Robert Hall.

  • I can no more believe old Homer blind,
  • Than those who say the sun hath never shin’d;
  • The age therein he liv’d was dark, but he
  • Could not want sight who taught the world to see.
  • Denham.

  • Read Homer once, and you can read no more,
  • For all books else appear so mean, so poor;
  • Verse may seem prose; but still persist to read,
  • And Homer will be all the books you need.
  • Duke of Buckinghamshire.