The Poetical Works Of Robert Browning (volume 13); Aristophanes' Apology. The Agamemnon Of Æschylus

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byRobert Browning

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Must simply recommence things, learn ere act, And think out thoroughly how youth should pass-- Just as if youth stops passing, all the same! "One last resource is left us--poetry! Vindicate nature, prove Plataian help, Turn out, a thousand strong, all right and tight, To save Sense, poet!. Bang the sophist-brood Would cheat man out of wholesome sustenance By swearing wine is water, honey--gall, Saperdion--the Empousa! Panic-smit, Our juveniles abstain from Sense and starve: Be yours to disenchant them! Change things back! Or better, strain a point the other way And handsomely exaggerate wronged truth! Lend wine a glory never gained from grape, Help honey with a snatch of him we style The Muses' Bee, bay-bloom-fed Sophokles, And give Saperdion a Kimberic robe! .' I, his successor,' gruff the answer grunts, . Incline to poetize philosophy, Extend it rather than restrain; as thus-- Are heroes men? No more, and scarce as much, Shall mine be represented. Are men poor? Behold them ragged, sick, lame, halt and blind 1 Do they use speech? Ay, street-terms, market-phrase!' Having thus drawn sky earthwards, what comes next But dare the opposite, lift earth to sky? Mere puppets once, I now make womankind, For thinking, saying, doing, match the male. Lift earth? I drop to, dally with, earth's dung! --Recognize in the very slave--man's mate, Declare him brave and honest, kind and true, And reasonable as his lord, in brief. I paint men as they are--so runs my boast-- Not as they should be: paint--what's part of man --Women and slaves--not as, to please your pride, They should be, but your equals, as they are. O and the Gods! Instead of abject mien, Submissive whisper, while my Choros cants 'Zeus,--with thy cubit's length of attributes,-- May I, the ephemeral, ne'e...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Must simply recommence things, learn ere act, And think out thoroughly how youth should pass-- Just as if youth stops passing, all th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217306225

ISBN - 13:9780217306225

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