Corinth, a tragedy; and other poems

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byCharlotte De Humboldt

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... CORINTH, A TRAGEDY. "Canst thou dispense with Heaven for such an oath?" Shakspeare. This Tragedy represents a period of the government of Corinth, wherein, after being subject for upwards of 100 years to Prytanes, or annual magistrates, Cypselas usurped regal authority: but repenting, on his deathbed, he made his son Periander swear to restore the Corinthians to their ancient liberty. The ambitious young man, unmindful of his oath, refused to comply with their wishes.--On this event the Tragedy is founded. INTRODUCTION. In this blest isle we happily can show The joys and comforts that from freedom flow; 'T is but the shade that other nations grasp, But we the glorious reality enclasp. Here, every cottager can rest, assured The little that he hath is his secured; The prince and peasant equally enjoy A home which no intruder dares annoy. In olden times, indeed, when man was slave, And monarchs tyrants, with no arm to save, We must not marvel citizens did stand In arms against the powers of their land--We must not wonder rebel passions rose Where civil feuds inflicted direst woes: It must be so--since, true to nature's law, All will the sword against oppression draw. We have not fail'd to bless the Power divine That we are free! nor, selfishly supine, Whene'er affliction visits other lands Do Englishmen withhold their saving hands. O favour'd land! if to herself but true, No hostile power can England e'er subdue. United, she the world in arms defies, And her supremacy in union lies! DRAMATIS PERSONS. Periander,---King of Corinth. Leonidas,... His General. Procles,---Tyrant of Epidaurus. _. --Principal Citizens. Perdiceas, J Priests, Conspirators, Soldiers, Mob, &c. &c. Melissa,... Wife to Periander. Amana,... Betrothed to Procles. Helena,--Melissa's Friend. ...

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... CORINTH, A TRAGEDY. "Canst thou dispense with Heaven for such an oath?" Shakspeare. This Tragedy represents a period of the go...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217198996

ISBN - 13:9780217198998

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