Lessing's Laokoon; ed. with notes, by A. Hamann

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1878
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Page 174 - And that so lamely and unfashionable, That dogs bark at me as I halt by them; Why I, in this weak piping time of peace...
Page 49 - Illi agmine certo Laocoonta petunt : et primum parva duorum corpora natorum serpens amplexus uterque implicat et miseros morsu depascitur artus; 215 post ipsum auxilio subeuntem ac tela ferentem corripiunt spirisque ligant ingentibus, et iam bis medium amplexi, bis collo squamea circum terga dati superant capite et cervicibus altis.
Page 174 - 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 xvii - Mein unermeßlich Reich ist der Gedanke, Und mein geflügelt Werkzeug ist das Wort. Was sich bewegt im Himmel und auf Erden, Was die Natur tief im Verborgnen schafft, Muß mir entschleiert und entsiegelt werden, Denn nichts beschränkt die freie Dichterkraft, Doch Schönres find ich nichts, wie lang ich wähle, Als in der schönen Form - die schöne Seele.
Page 279 - He said, and nodded with his shadowy brows ; Waved on the immortal head the ambrosial locks, And all Olympus trembled at his nod.
Page 193 - Nee multo plurium fama est, quorundam claritati in operibus eximiis obstante numero artificum, quoniam nee unus occupat gloriam, nee plures pariter nuncupari possunt, sicut in Laocoonte, qui est in Titi Imperatoris domo, opus omnibus et picturae et statuariae artis praeponendum. Ex uno lapide eum et liberos draconumque mirabiles nexus de consilii sententia fecere summi artifices, Agesander et Polydorus et Athenodorus Rhodii.
Page 8 - Der Schmerz des Körpers und die Größe der Seele sind durch den ganzen Bau der Figur mit gleicher Stärke ausgeteilet, und gleichsam abgewogen.
Page 151 - 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.
Page 175 - 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 127 - Ich höre in jedem Worte den arbeitenden Dichter, aber das Ding selbst bin ich weit entfernet zu sehen.

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