The Acharnenses of Aristophanes, with notes by T. Mitchell

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Page 162 - This should have been a noble creature ; he Hath all the energy which would have made A goodly frame of glorious elements, Had they been wisely mingled : as it is, It is an awful chaos — light and darkness, And mind and dust.
Page 38 - and straight was known Th' archangel Uriel, one of the seven Who in God's presence, nearest to his throne, Stand ready to command, and are his eyes That run through all the
Page 38 - command, and are his eyes That run through all the heav'ns, or down to th' earth Bear his swift errands, over moist and dry, O'er sea and land. Paradise Lost, III.
Page 119 - For a vile adulterate issue, | dipt, and counterfeit, and base, Which the traffic of the city | passes current in their place : And the men who stand for office, | noted for acknowledg'd worth, And for manly deeds of honour, | and for honourable birth ; Train'd in exercise and art, | in sacred dances and in song, Are rejected and supplanted | by a base ignoble throng
Page 72 - And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nations which I cast out before you ; for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
Page 188 - primitive, hearty, frank, unsuspicious, easy-minded fellow : he comes to market, with his followers, in a kind of old fashioned rustic triumph, with his bag-pipers attending him. Dicaeopolis (the Athenian, the medium between the two extremes before described) immediately exhibits his superior refinement, by suppressing their minstrelsy ; and the honest Theban, instead of being offended, joins in condemning them.
Page 261 - in the course of their lives, all the rest are baubles, besides old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to converse with, old
Page 202 - Chor. To preserve him safe and sound, You must have him fairly bound With a cordage nicely wound Up and down, and round and round ; Securely pack'd. Dicœ. I shall have a special care, For he's a piece of paltry ware ; And as you strike him here — or there — [striking him.'] The noises he returns declare — [the informer screaming.] He's partly
Page 119 - counterfeit pretenders, | scoundrels of a scoundrel race ; Whom the state in former ages | scarce would have allow'd to stand At the sacrifice of outcasts, | as the scape-goats of the land.
Page 10 - was to inspect all matters before they were propounded to the people, and to take care that nothing, but what had been diligently examined, should be brought before the general assembly.

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