Balaustion's Adventure; Including A Transcript From Euripides

Paperback | February 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 Excerpt: ... Nor thou, left lonely of thy wife, would'st groan With children reared in orphanage: but thus Some God disposed things, willed they so should be. Be they so! Now do thou remember this, Do me in turn a favor--favor, since Certainly I shall never claim my due, For nothing is more precious than a life: But a fit favor, as thyself wilt say, Loving our children here no less than I, If head and heart be sound in thee at least. Uphold them, make them masters of my house, Nor wed and give a step-dame to the pair, Who, being a worse wife than I, thro' spite Will raise her hand against both thine and mine. Never do this at least, I pray to thee! For hostile the new-comer, the step-dame, To the old brood--a very viper she For gentleness! Here stand they, boy and girl y The boy has got a father, a defence Tower-like, he speaks to and has answer from: But thou, my girl, how will thy virginhood Conclude itself in marriage fittingly? Upon what sort of sire-found yoke-fellow Art thou to chance? with all to apprehend--Lest, casting on thee some unkind report, She blast thy nuptials in the bloom of youth. For neither shall thy mother watch thee wed, Nor hearten thee in childbirth, standing by Just when a mother's presence helps the most! No, for I have to die: and this my ill Comes to me, nor to-morrow, no, nor yet The third day of the month, but now, even now, I shall be reckoned among those no more. Farewell, be happy! And to thee, indeed, Husband, the boast remains permissible Thou hadst a wife was worthy! and to you, Children; as good a mother gave you birth." "Have courage!" interposed the friends, "For him I have no scruple to declare--all this Will he perform, except he fail of sense." "All this shall be--shall be!" Admetos sobbed: "Fear not! And, since I had thee li...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 Excerpt: ... Nor thou, left lonely of thy wife, would'st groan With children reared in orphanage: but thus Some God disposed things, willed ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217725171

ISBN - 13:9780217725170

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