The Greek Tragic Theatre: Euripides

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John Walker, 1809 - English drama

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Page 142 - Plucking ripe clusters from the tender shoots ; Their port was more than human, as they stood : I took it for a faery vision Of some gay creatures of the element, That in the colours of the rainbow live, And play i
Page 295 - False as thou art, and, more than false, forsworn! Not sprung from noble blood, nor goddess-born, But hewn from harden'd entrails of a rock! And rough Hyrcanian tigers gave thee suck!
Page 295 - Nee tibi diva parens, generis nee Dardanus auctor, Perfide ; sed duris genuit te cautibus horrens Caucasus, Hyrcanaeque admorunt ubera tigres.
Page 106 - Talk not of ruling in this dolorous gloom, Nor think vain words (he cried) can ease my doom. Rather I'd choose laboriously to bear A weight of woes, and breathe the vital air, A slave to some poor hind that toils for bread, Than reign the sceptred monarch of the dead.
Page 295 - And raging Seas produc'd thee in a Storm, A Soul well-suiting that tempestuous Kind, So rough thy Manners, so untam'd thy Mind. If some dire Oracle thy Breast alarm, If...
Page 381 - CHORUS. A thousand shapes our varying Fates assume; The Gods perform what least we could expect, And oft the things for which we fondly hop'd Come not to pass : but Heaven still finds a clue. To guide our steps thro' life's perplexing maze, And thus doth this important business end.
Page 398 - Ulysses. — If I have uttered an untruth. Silenus. — By Neptune Your sire, O Cyclops, by great Triton, Nereus, Calypso, Nereus' daughters, by the waves, And all the race of fishes, I protest,. Most beauteous Cyclops, my dear little lord, I sold not to the foreigners your goods ; May swift perdition, if I did, o'ertake These sinners here, my children, whom I love Beyond expression. Chorus. — Curb thy tongue : I saw thee Vending thy lord's possessions to the strangers : If I speak falsehood, may...
Page 73 - Satyros, ita vertere seria ludo, ne quicumque deus, quicumque adhibebitur heros, regali conspectus in auro nuper et ostro, migret in obscuras humili sermone tabernas, aut, dum vitat humum, nubes et inania captet.
Page 35 - There, deaf for ever to the martial strife) Enjoy the dear prerogative of life. Life is not to be bought with heaps of gold ; Not all Apollo's Pythian treasures hold, Or Troy once held, in peace and pride of sway, Can bribe the poor possession of a day ! Lost herds and treasures we by arms regain, And steeds unrival'd on the dusty plain : But from our lips the vital spirit fled, Returns no more to wake the silent dead.
Page 388 - Poly ph erne, they in an evil hour Are entering this inhospitable threshold, And rushing headlong e'en into the jaws Of this fierce Cyclops, gorged with human flesh. But interrupt me not ; I will inquire Whence to Sicilian ^Etna's mount they came. ULYSSES, SILENUS, CHORUS. Ulysses. — Can ye direct me, strangers, Where to find Fresh springs to slake our thirst ; or who will sell Food to the hungry sailor ? But what means That group of satyrs, whom before yon cave I see assembled ? we at Bacchus

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