Aristophanes' Apology: Including a Transcript from Euripides Being the Last Adventure of Balaustion

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Smith, Elder, & Company, 1875 - Aristophanes in fiction, drama, poetry, etc - 366 pages
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Page 258 - though Gods had no power? Old friends, the impious man Exists not any more ! The house is mute. Turn we to song and dance ! For, those I love, Those I wish well to, well fare they, to wish ! Dances, dances and banqueting To Thebes, the sacred city through, Are a care ! for, change
Page 350 - brood, And hearts are hearts, though in Lusandros' breast, And poetry is power, and Euthukles Had faith therein to, full-face, fling the same— Sudden, the ice-thaw ! The assembled foe, Heaving and swaying with strange friendliness, Cried " Reverence Elektra ! "—cried " Abstain Like that chaste Herdsman, nor dare violate The sanctity of such reverse ! Let stand Athenai!
Page 319 - And whoso rather would have wealth and strength Than good friends, reasons foolishly therein ! CHORDS. And we depart, with sorrow at heart, Sobs that increase with tears that start; The greatest of all our friends of yore, We have lost for evermore ! When the long silence ended,—" Our best friend— Lost, our best friend !
Page 338 - Dared the descent mid earthquake-thundering, And hardly Theseus' hands availed to guard Eyes from the horror, as their grove disgorged Its dread ones, while each daughter sank to ground. Then Aristophanes, on heel of that, Triumphant also, followed with his " Frogs : " Produced at next Lenaia,—three months since,— The promised Main-Fight, loyal,
Page 250 - Had wit and wisdom, they would bring Mankind a twofold youth, to be Their virtue's sign-mark, all should see, In those with whom life's winter thus grew spring. For when they died, into the sun once more Would they have traversed twice life's racecourse o'er;
Page 119 - And reasonable as his lord, in brief. " I paint men as they are "—so runs my boast— " Not as they should be :" pain.t—what's part of " man," —Women and slaves,—not as, to please your pride, They should be, but your equals, as they are. O and the Gods ! Instead of abject mien, Submissive whisper, while my
Page 57 - twas soft sand they used for seat At school-time, while—mark this—the lesson long, No learner ever dared to cross his legs ! Then, if you bade him take the myrtle-bough And sing for supper—'twas some grave romaunt How man of Mitulen'e, wondrous wise, Jumped into hedge, by mortals quickset called, And there, anticipating Oidipous, Scratched
Page 40 - On stag-horned tree, misshapen crag askew, Then vanishes with unvindictive smile After a moment's laying black earth bare. Splendor of wit that springs a thunderball— Satire—to burn and purify the world, True aim, fair purpose : just wit justly strikes Injustice,—right, as rightly quells the wrong, Finds out in knaves', fools', cowards
Page 33 - You, too, my Chrusomelolonthion-Phaps, Girl-goldling-beetle-beauty ? You, abashed, Who late, supremely unabashable, Propped up my play at that important point When Artamouxia tricks the Toxotes ? Ha, ha,—thank Hermes for the lucky throw,— We came last comedy of the whole seven, So went all fresh to judgment well-disposed For who should
Page 96 - Pah ! stop more shame deep-cutting glory through, Nor add, this poet, learned,—found no taunt Tell like ' That other poet studies books !' Wise,—cried ' At each attempt to move our hearts, He uses the mere phrase of daily life !' Witty,—' His mother was a herb-woman !' Veracious, honest, loyal, fair-and-good,— ' It was Kephisophon who helped him write

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