Gotthold Ephraim Lessings sämtliche Schriften, Volume 9

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Page 142 - I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling Nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them...
Page 142 - Why bastard? wherefore base? When my dimensions are as well compact, My mind as generous, and my shape as true, As honest madam's issue? Why brand they us With base? with baseness? bastardy? base, base?
Page 142 - That dogs bark at me as I halt by them; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity; And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Page 142 - Thou, Nature, art my goddess ; to thy law My services are bound. Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom, and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Lag of a brother ? Why bastard...
Page 36 - Sibila lambebant linguis vibrantibus ora. DIFFUGIMUS visu exsangues : illi agmine certo Laocoonta petunt; et primum parva duorum Corpora natorum serpens amplexus uterque Implicat , et miseros morsu depascitur artus. Post ipsum , auxilio subeuntem ac tela ferentem Corripiunt , spirisque ligant ingentibus : et jam Bis medium amplexi , bis collo squamea circum Terga dati , superant capite et cervicibus altis.
Page 142 - Thou, nature, art my goddess ; to thy law My services are bound : Wherefore should I Stand in the plague of custom ; and permit The curiosity of nations to deprive me, For that I am some twelve or fourteen moon-shines Lag of a brother? Why bastard?
Page 388 - Je l'ai peint dangereux, je connais ses fureurs ; Mais il est tout-puissant ; mais rien ne lui résiste : II est sans héritier, et vous aimez Égisthe.
Page 106 - That not in fancy's maze he wander'd long, But stoop'd to Truth, and moraliz'd his song...
Page 388 - L'exil , où son enfance a langui condamnée , Lui serait moins affreux que ce lâche hyménée. EURYCLÈS. Il le condamnerait, si, paisible en son rang, II n'en croyait ici que les droits de son sang ; Mais si par les malheurs son âme était instruite , Sur ses vrais intérêts s'il réglait sa conduite , De ses tristes amis s'il consultait la voix...
Page 123 - Di persona era tanto ben formata, quanto me' finger san pittori industri ; con bionda chioma lunga et annodata: oro non è che più risplenda e lustri. Spargeasi per la guancia delicata misto color di rose e di ligustri; di terso avorio era la fronte lieta, che lo spazio finia con giusta meta. 8 Sotto duo negri e sottilissimi archi son duo negri occhi, anzi duo chiari soli, pietosi a riguardare, a mover parchi; intorno cui par ch'Amor scherzi e voli, e ch...

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