Sappho: A Tragedy in Five Acts

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T. Constable, 1855 - 143 pages

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Page 121 - Love unto mortals, Reverence to the gods ! Give us thy portion, 'and receive thine own; Consider what thou dost, and who thou art. (SAPPHO
Page 55 - My place was there on high amidst the clouds; Here is no room for me but in the grave ! They who the gods elect their own to be May claim no kindred with the sons of Earth. The human and the superhuman lot May ne'er be mingled in the
Page 132 - SAPPHO. To love !—to hate ! Is there no other feeling ? Thou wert dear, And art so still, and
Page 45 - sound— Frightened, to draw within itself again, Still turning tender feelers all around, And slow to venture forth on surface new, Yet clinging closely, if it cling at all, And ne'er its hold
Page 25 - Wherefore at the feast Did Sappho with arch smile upon her lips Look towards thee and then cast down her eyes ? Oft as she did so I could mark thee blush, And
Page 133 - is shown. (Pointing to the altar in the back-ground.) Kindle the flames at Aphrodite's
Page 64 - willingly betray. Oh ! let our hearts upon each other beat, Our eyes be fixed upon a sister's eyes, Our very words be blended as our breath,
Page 132 - brought a little way In the same bark, until the goal be reached,
Page 120 - Here will I kneel, till one dear gentle look, One gracious word, bespeaks forgiveness mine. How often have I lain here at her feet,

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