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  • But as yet the water of Castaly is waiting for me to bedew the maiden glory of my tresses for the service of Phoebus.

    The Phoenissae

  • “The river-nymphs, as daughters of Oceanus, and thus of immortal parentage, are bound to possess organs of more than mortal keenness; but, as you say, the song was not so bad — erudite, as well as prettily conceived — and, saving for a certain rustical simplicity and monosyllabic baldness, smacks rather of the forests of Castaly than those of Torridge.”

    Westward Ho!

  • I estimate that all the literary people who really make an essential part of one's inner life, including the period since English literature first existed, might have ample elbow-room to sit down and quaff their draughts of Castaly round

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • In poetry Miss Brown has done but one volume, “The Road to Castaly, ” 1896, reprinted with new poems in 1917, but this is so fine in quality as to give her a distinct place among American poets.

    Biographical Notes

  • For him there is no Fount of Castaly whose sweet waters make men mad.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • The man who can say the book is defiling, would draw defilement from the fount of Castaly.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • At present I adapt myself to a rough atmosphere of coarseness and lustiness, in which nothing coarse or lusty I could do would produce the slightest ripple of a convulsion: but I have my store of a cultivated mind and cheap editions of the classics, my little secret fount of Castaly to drink from whenever I so please.

    The Rough Road

  • I have no tripod or incense here; no substitute for the divining-well of Castaly.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 03

  • At the bottom of this chasm issue forth the waters of Castaly, and fill a stone trough by the road-side.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 8 Italy and Greece, Part Two

  • Ye nymphs of Castaly that hold the steep of Parnassus, say, was it ever a bowl like this that old Chiron set before Heracles in the rocky cave of Pholus?

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose


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  • a fountain of Parnassos, sacred to the Muses. Its waters had the virtue of inspiring those who drank thereof with the gift of poetry.

    October 11, 2010