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The Athlete's Garland

ου μέν γάρ μείζον κλέος άνερος, όφρα κ' έησιν
ή και τι ποσσίν τε δέξη και χερσίν έησιν.

ODYSSEY, viii. 147-148

Por no fame may a man win better the while he hath

his life Than from what his feet have accomplished, or his hands amidst the strife.

WILLIAM Morris's TRANSLATION

The

Athlete's Garland

A Collection of Verse of Sport

and Pastime

Compiled by
Wallace Rice

Not uselessly employed
Might I pursue this theme through every change
Of exercise and play, to which the year
Did summon us in his delightful round.

WORDSWORTH: The Prelude

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