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* It was usual with the Ancients to place upon the Tombs of their Friends and Relations, the particular Inftruments of that Business which they follow'd whilft alive. · We have an Instance of this Cuftom in the Eleventh Book of Homer's Odyssey, Elpenor speaks to Ulysses.
Σήμα τί μοι χεΐα, πολιής οπι θινι θαλάσης, 3
ENISCUS on the * Tomb of Polagon,
This Fisher's Oar, and Ofier Net has plac’d;
A Tomb along the wat'ry Margin raise,
n in this
Emblems of the Humours of the Deceas'd, as Macdam D’Acier observes, were also sometimes plac'd upon their Tombs, as in this Epigram on a Woman nam'd Myro:
[θανούσαν ΤιμάδG. άδε κόνις, ταν δη τρό γάμοιο
Δέξατο Περσεφόνας κυάνες θάλαμβ.. “Ας 3 αποφθιμύας πάσαι νεοθηγέϊ χαλκό
"Αλικες μερταν κρατος εθενίο κόμαν.
Μη θάμβα, μάςιγα Μυρες επί σήματι λαωων
The Whip denoted that she could chastife her Ser. vants; the Owl, that he was affiduous at her Wheel and Needle, which are the Arts of Pallas, to whom that Bird is consecrated ; the Bow, that she had her Mind always hent upon
the Care of her Family ; the Goose, that the lov'd to stay at home ; and the Dog, that the was fond of her Children.
VE R. 1 & 2.
The beauteous Timas, ere a Bride, was led,
Τ Ε Λ Ο Σ.
* THE beauteous Timas, ere a Bride, was led,
Shakespeare, in his Romeo and Juliet, has a beautiful Passage which very much resembles this ;
O Son, the Night before the Wedding Day
VER. 4. Their graceful Locks, their Sorrow's Tribute paid.] The Cutting off the Hair amongst the Ancients, was a Token of a violent. Afiction. Thus Achilles in Homer offers his to Patroclus; and Herodotus tells us, that.Mardonius after his Defeat, cut off his. Maximas Tyrius, for this Reason, elegantly calls the Hair, To Ttλάταΐον δώegν ήδη καταθαπομόω. * The laft Pre66 fent that can be made the Dead.