Sappho

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Ginn, 1899 - 143 pages
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Page 120 - God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!
Page xxxiii - Sappho is süperb and sublime! There is no denying it. The man has done a great thing in writing that play. And who is he? I know him not but ages will. 'Tis a high intellect".
Page 123 - Therewith from her breast she loosed the broidered girdle, fair- wrought, wherein are all her enchantments; therein are love, and desire, and loving converse, that steals the wits even of the wise.
Page xxix - MAIDEN ! with the meek, brown eyes, In whose orbs a shadow lies Like the dusk in evening skies ! Thou whose locks outshine the sun, Golden tresses, wreathed in one, As the braided streamlets run ! Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet...
Page xxxiii - ... the tragedy of Sappho is superb and sublime! There is no denying it. The man has done a great thing in writing that play. And who is he? I know him not ; but ages will. Tis a high intellect.
Page 128 - No one is so accursed by fate> No one so utterly desolate, But some heart, though unknown, Responds unto his own : Responds, — as if, with unseen wings, An angel touched its quivering strings ; And whispers, in its song, " Where hast thou stayed so long ?
Page 137 - In the second place, the primeval man was round and had four hands and four feet, back and sides forming a circle, one head with two faces, looking opposite ways, set on a round neck and precisely alike; also four ears, two privy members, and the remainder to correspond.
Page xxxiii - Grillparzer is grand — antique — not so simple as the ancients, but very simple for a modern — too Madame de StaelwA, now and then — but altogether a great and goodly writer.
Page 120 - yet you must go.' Here, as often, the present indicative is used for the imperative. 36. I4>f|iri)l ; predicate. Supply ift. 40. In the exuberance of his joy Rhamnes calls forth the maidens, and then sends them away almost immediately. This gives the poet an opportunity to bring Melitta before our eyes and to show us the impression that Phaon's appearance makes upon her.
Page 138 - Medusa was one of the Gorgons, whose heads were covered with hissing serpents instead of hair. The head of Medusa was so horrible that whoever looked upon it was turned to stone. Perseus, guided by her reflection in the mirror-like shield he carried, cut off her head. 1432. Straft...

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