Once a Week (magazine)/Series 1/Volume 7/The parting of Ulysses (Millais)

A drawing by John Everett Millais, accompanied by a snippet from Alexander Pope's translation of the Odyssey. See also the poem by Morgan George Watkins on the same subject, earlier in this volume.

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THE PARTING OF ULYSSES.

The goddess with a radiant tunic dress’d
My limbs, and o’er me cast a silken vest.
Long flowing robes, of purest white, array
The nymph that added lustre to the day:
A tiar wreath’d her head with many a fold;
Her waist was circled with a zone of gold.
Forth issuing then, from place to place I flew;
Rouse man by man, and animate my crew.
Rise, rise, my mates! ’tis Circe gives command:
Our journey calls us; haste, and quit the land.”

Pope’s Odyssey.