The hecuba, Orestes, Phœnician virgins, and Medea of Euripides; literally transl

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Page 212 - O! why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest heaven With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature, and not fill the world at once With men, as angels, without feminine; Or find some other way to generate Mankind?
Page 137 - And he answering said unto him : Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it : and if it bear fruit, well ; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
Page 141 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon ; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowne'd honour by the locks...
Page 222 - And they report also that Venus, drawing in her breath from the stream of the fair-flowing Cephisus, breathed over this country gentle, sweetly breathing gales of air ; and always entwining in her hair the fragrant wreath of roses, sends the loves as accessory to wisdom ; the assistants to every virtue."* These are the fine expressions of a poet, but through the ode we see the truth.
Page 198 - ... least in security. For, in the first place, even to mention the name of moderation carries with it superiority, but to use it is by far the best conduct for men ; but excess of fortune brings more power to men than is convenient;8 and has brought greater woes upon families, when the Deity be enraged. NURsE, CHORUs. CHOR. I heard the voice, I heard the cry of the unhappy Colchian ; is not she yet appeased ? but, O aged matron, tell me ; for within the apartment with double doors, I heard her cry;...
Page 222 - Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it : lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.
Page 60 - ELECTRA, CHORUS. ORES. O precious balm of sleep, thou that relievest my malady, how pleasant didst thou come to me in the time of need ! O divine oblivion of my sufferings, how wise thou art, and the goddess to be supplicated by all in distress! — whence, in heaven's name, came I hither? and how brought? for I remember not things past, bereaved, as I am, of my senses. ELEC. My dearest brother, how didst thou delight me when thou didst fall asleep ! wilt thou I touch thee, and raise thy body up?
Page 143 - This is more noble, my son, to honour equality, which ever links friends with friends and states with states and allies with allies ; for equality is sanctioned by law among men." ******* ' ' Why dost thou honor so unboundedly that prosperous injustice, royalty, and think so highly of her? " ******* " All the life of man is full of pain, nor is there any respite from our toil ; but whatever state there may be better than this is hid in shrouding clouds of darkness. Fond, indeed, we seem of this glittering...
Page 80 - ... what state, O most dear to me of my companions and kindred ? for all these things art thou to me. ORES. We are gone — briefly to shew thee my calamities. PYL. Thou wilt have ruined me too; for the things of friends are common. ORES. Menelaus has behaved most basely towards me and my sister. PYL. It is to be expected that the husband of a bad wife be bad.
Page 73 - Thais missa haec faciamus. non te dignum, Chaerea, fecisti ; nam si ego digna hac contumelia sum maxume, at tu indignus qui faceres tamen. neque...

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