The Longer Prose Works Of Walter Savage Landor (volume 1); Citation And Examination Of William Shakespeare, Etc. Pericles And Aspasia by Walter Savage Landor

The Longer Prose Works Of Walter Savage Landor (volume 1); Citation And Examination Of William…

byWalter Savage Landor

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... can no more bloom and flourish in the hardened race-course of politics, than flowers can find nourishment in the pavement of the streets. In the politician the whole creature is factitious; if ever he speaks as before, he speaks either from memory or invention. But such is your beauty, such your genius, it may alter the nature of things. Endowed with the power of Circe, you will exert it oppositely, and restore to the most selfish and most voracious of animals the uprightness and dignity of man. PERICLES TO ASPASIA. It is not wisdom in itself, O Aspasia! it is the manner of imparting it that affects the soul, and alone deserves the name of eloquence. I have never been moved by any but yours. Is it the beauty that shines over it, is it the voice that ripens it, giving it those lovely colours, that delicious freshness; is it the modesty and diffidence with which you present it to us, looking for nothing but support? Sufficient were any one of them singly; but all united have come forward to subdue me, and have deprived me of my courage, my self-possession, and my repose. I dare not hope to be beloved, Aspasia! I did hope it once in my life, and have been disappointed.24 Where I sought for happiness, none is offered me: I have neither the sunshine nor the shade. So unfortunate 25 in earlier days, ought I, ten years later, to believe that she, to whom the earth, with whatever is beautiful and graceful in it, bows prostrate, will listen to me as her lover? I dare not; too much have I dared already. But if, O Aspasia! I should sometimes seem heavy and dull in 24 « For though his wife, who was his relation and had been first married to Hipponicus, by whom she had Collias the rich, brought him two sons, Xanthippus and Paralus, yet they lived so ill together ...

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Title:The Longer Prose Works Of Walter Savage Landor (volume 1); Citation And Examination Of William…Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217595251

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