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Marija has apparently concluded about two hours ago that if the altar in the corner, with the deity in soiled white, be not the true home of the muses, it is, at any rate, the nearest substitute on earth attainable.
Thou shalt leave the world, and know the muse only.
The Muses were uncomfortable goddesses, I think,--obliged always to carry rolls and musical instruments about with them.
deducam Musas'; `for I shall be the first, if I live, to bring the Muse into my country.
A gentleman remarked, one day, that it might have been fine to live in the castle in the day of its prime, but that we had one advantage which its vanished inhabitants lacked--the advantage of having a charming ruin to visit and muse over.
A servant presently led in the famous bard Demodocus, whom the muse had dearly loved, but to whom she had given both good and evil, for though she had endowed him with a divine gift of song, she had robbed him of his eyesight.