Balaustion's Adventure Volume 8; Aristophanes' Apology

Paperback | May 16, 2012

byRobert Browning

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...245 With doing just what they are born to do, Eat, drink, make merry, mind their own affairs And leave state-business to the larger brain. I do not stickle for their punishment; But certain culprits have a cloak to twitch, A purse to pay the piper: flog, say I, Your fine fantastics, paragons of parts, Who choose to play the important! Far from side With us, their natural supports, allies,--z459 And, best by brain, help who are best by birth To fortify each weak point in the wall Built broad and wide and deep for permanence Between what's high and low, what's rare and vile,--They cast their lot perversely in with low And vile, lay flat the barrier, lift the mob To dizzy heights where Privilege stood firm. And then, simplicity become conceit,--Woman, slave, common soldier, artisan, Crazy with new-found worth, new-fangled claims,--These must be taught next how to use their heads And hands in driving man's right to mob's rule! 2471 What fellows thus inflame the multitude? Your Sokrates, still crying ' Understand!' Your Aristullos,--' Argue!' Last and worst, Should, by good fortune, mob still hesitate, Remember there 's degree in heaven and earth, Cry 'Aischulos enjoined us fear the gods, And Sophokles advised respect the kings!' Why, your Euripides informs them--' Gods? 2479 They are not! Kings? They are, but... do not I, In Suppliants, make my Theseus,--yours, no more,--Fire up at insult of who styles him King? Play off that Herald, I despise the most, As patronizing kings' prerogative Against a Theseus proud to dare no step Till he consult the people?' "Such as these--Ah, you expect I am for strangling straight? Nowise, Balaustion! All my roundabout Ends at beginning, with my own defence. I dose each culprit just with--Comedy. 2490 Let each be doctored i...

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...245 With doing just what they are born to do, Eat, drink, make merry, mind their own affairs And leave state-business to the lar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217725201

ISBN - 13:9780217725200

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