PENELOPE in Classic Quotes

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1  Then he went downstairs again, leaving Penelope in an agony of grief.
The Odyssey By Homer
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2  Penelope washed her face, changed her dress, and went upstairs with her maids.
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3  I am quite aware that my wife Penelope is nothing like so tall or so beautiful as yourself.
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4  You are asleep, Penelope: the gods who live at ease will not suffer you to weep and be so sad.
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5  I should like also to go to the house of Ulysses and bring news of her husband to Queen Penelope.
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6  But do you, old friend Eumaeus, go at once and tell Penelope that I am safe and have returned from Pylos.
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7  This servant and Eumaeus happened to meet when they were both on the same errand of going to tell Penelope.
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8  And Minerva said, "There is no fear of your race dying out yet, while Penelope has such a fine son as you are."
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9  Not that your wife, Ulysses, is likely to murder you, for Penelope is a very admirable woman, and has an excellent nature.
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10  As for your oath we will let it alone, but I only wish he may come, as do Penelope, his old father Laertes, and his son Telemachus.
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11  Then Penelope's heart sank within her, and for a long time she was speechless; her eyes filled with tears, and she could find no utterance.
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12  As for me I live out of the way here with the pigs, and never go to the town unless when Penelope sends for me on the arrival of some news about Ulysses.
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13  Penelope, daughter of Icarius, heard his song from her room upstairs, and came down by the great staircase, not alone, but attended by two of her handmaids.
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14  But Penelope lay in her own room upstairs unable to eat or drink, and wondering whether her brave son would escape, or be overpowered by the wicked suitors.
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15  Then they sent a servant to tell Penelope that Telemachus had gone into the country, but had sent the ship to the town to prevent her from being alarmed and made unhappy.
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16  Then it vanished through the thong-hole of the door and was dissipated into thin air; but Penelope rose from her sleep refreshed and comforted, so vivid had been her dream.
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17  Then Minerva bethought her of another matter, and made a vision in the likeness of Penelope's sister Iphthime daughter of Icarius who had married Eumelus and lived in Pherae.
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18  If, then, you take after him, your voyage will not be fruitless, but unless you have the blood of Ulysses and of Penelope in your veins I see no likelihood of your succeeding.
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19  It was not long ere Penelope came to know what the suitors were plotting; for a man servant, Medon, overheard them from outside the outer court as they were laying their schemes within, and went to tell his mistress.
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20  He was the son of Nisus, who was son to king Aretias, and he was foremost among all the suitors from the wheat-growing and well grassed island of Dulichium; his conversation, moreover, was more agreeable to Penelope than that of any of the other suitors, for he was a man of good natural disposition.
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