Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Smyrna, Rhodos, Colophon, Salamis, Chios, Argos, Athenæ, Hæ septem certant de stirpe insignis Homeri. Smyrna, Rhodes, Colophon, Salamis, Chios, Argos, Athensthese seven cities contend as to being the birthplace of the illustrious Homer. (The second line sometimes runs Orbis de patria certat, Homere, tua.) Anon. Tr. from Greek. Same in Antipater of Sidon.
Friends and loves we have none, nor wealth, nor blest abode But the hope, the burning hope, and the road, the lonely road. Not for us are content, and quiet, and peace of mind, For we go seeking cities that we shall never find. MasefieldThe Seekers.
I dwelt in a city enchanted, And lonely indeed was my lot; * * * * * Though the latitudes rather uncertain, And the longitude also is vague, The persons I pity who know not the City The beautiful City of Prague. W. J. ProwseThe City of Prague. (Little Village on Thames.)