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Their faces weren't all alike, nor but unlike,—but akin to sisters’ must be. n The earth had its cities and forests and rivers and rustic divinities. Over all was once carved the likeness of the wonderful heaven; and at the silver doorways the twelve indicators of the zodiac, six on either side. Clymene’s son complex up the steep ascent, and entered the halls of his disputed father. He approached the paternal presence, yet stopped at a distance, for the sunshine used to be greater than he might undergo. Phœbus, arrayed in a crimson vesture, sat on a throne, which glittered as with diamonds. On his correct hand and his left stood the Day, the Month, and the yr, and, at normal periods, the Hours. Spring stood together with her head topped with vegetation, and summer time, with garment forged apart, and a garland shaped of spears of ripened unruly and withstand the reins. pay attention, my son, lest I be the donor of a deadly reward; remember your request whereas but you'll. Do you inquire from me for an explanation that you're sprung from my blood? I provide you with an explanation in my fears for you. examine my face-I might that you would be able to check out my breast, you are going to there see all a father’s nervousness. Finally,” he endured, “look around the international and select no matter what you are going to of what earth or sea includes so much precious—ask it and worry no refusal. This simply I pray you to not urge. it's not honour, yet destruction you search. Why do you grasp around my neck and nonetheless entreat me? You shall have it for those who persist,—the oath is sworn and needs to be kept,—but i encourage you to decide on extra correctly. ” He ended; however the adolescence rejected all admonition and held to his call for. So, having resisted so long as he may possibly, Phoebus ultimately led how one can the place stood the lofty chariot. It was once of gold, the reward of Vulcan; the axle was once of gold, the pole and wheels of gold, the spokes of silver. alongside the seat have been rows of chrysolites and diamonds which mirrored everywhere in the brightness of the sunlight. whereas the bold formative years gazed in admiration, the early sunrise threw open the red doorways of the east, and confirmed the pathway strewn with roses. the celebs withdrew, marshalled via the Day-star, which final of all retired additionally. the daddy, whilst he observed the earth starting to glow, and the Moon getting ready to retire, ordered the Hours to harness up the horses. They obeyed, and led forth from the lofty stalls the steeds complete fed with ambrosia, and at tached the reins. Then the daddy bathed the face of his son with a strong unguent, and made him in a position to enduring the brilliant ness of the flame. He set the rays on his head, and, with a foreboding sight acknowledged, “If, my son, you are going to during this not less than heed my suggestion spare the whip and carry tight the reins. They cross quick sufficient in their personal accord; the labour is to carry them in. you're not to take the instantly street at once among the 5 circles, yet flip off to the left. preserve in the restrict of the center region, and stay away from the northern and the southern alike. one can find the marks of the wheels, and they'll serve to steer you. And, that the skies and the earth may perhaps each one obtain their due percentage of warmth, move now not too excessive, otherwise you will burn the heavenly dwellings, nor too low otherwise you will set the earth on fireplace; the center path is most secure and most sensible.