Scenes from the Agamemnon, tr. into Engl. verse by L. Campbell, selected and arranged for the modern stage by F. Jenkin

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Page 21 - Atridae's palace. If thou know'st it not, I tell thee plainly; and thou wilt find it true. CASS. Ah! Nay, but a hideous den, abhorred of Heaven; Guilt-stained with strangled lives, with kinsmen's blood; A place of sprinkled gore, of clotted horror! Ah! Faugh!
Page 23 - ... sorrow Of mightier volume. I will expound it. Mark me! No riddling now! Bear witness if ye find me Keen to discern or agile to pursue The trail of long-past crime. There bides within A band of voices, — all in unison, Yet neither sweet nor tuneful, for their song Is not of blessing. Ay, a revel-rout, Ever emboldened with new draughts of blood, Within these walls, a furious multitude, Hard to drive forth, keeps haunt, all of one kin. They cling to the walls: they hymn the primal curse, Their...

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