The tragedies of Sophocles, in Engl. prose, a new literal tr., with copious notes

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Page 337 - What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ? Thrice is he armed, that hath his quarrel just ; And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Page 152 - Cromwell, I did not think to shed a tear In all my miseries ; but thou hast forced me, Out of thy honest truth, to play the woman. Let's dry our eyes: and thus far hear me, Cromwell; And, when I am forgotten, as I shall be, And sleep in dull, cold marble, where no mention Of me more must be heard of, say, I taught thee ; Say, Wolsey, that once trod the ways of glory...
Page 15 - Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet, ah ! why should they know their fate. Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise! No more; — where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Page 249 - ... our watch up, and by my advice, Let us impart what we have seen to-night Unto young Hamlet ; for upon my life This Spirit dumb to us will speak to him : Do you consent, we shall acquaint him with it, As needful in our love, fitting our duty ? " Ed. 1603. It appears to me, that it is to this line, " the bright beam of the sun is making audible to us the morning song of the birds...
Page 77 - Seque ortum antiqua Teucrorum ab stirpe volebat. Quare agite, o tectis, juvenes, succedite nostris. Me quoque per multos similis fortuna labores Jactatam hac demum voluit consistere terra. Non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco.
Page 28 - Then absolve thyself of the things whereof thou speakest; hearken to me, and learn for thy comfort that nought of mortal birth is a sharer in the science of the seer. I will give thee pithy proof of that. An oracle came to Laius once — I will not say from Phoebus himself, but from his ministers — that the doom should overtake him to die by the hand of his child, who should spring from him and me. Now...
Page 67 - The way is long, and many rumours from wayfarers are wont to go abroad; when he hears them, he will soon be with us, fear not. For thy name, old man, hath been mightily noised through...
Page 181 - Opt. of wish, which is thus often distinguished from the Opt. in its other uses. Thus...
Page 92 - State hath been ordered: yet, while giving such large praise, thou forgettest this, — that if any land knows how to worship the gods with due rites, this land excels therein; whence thou hadst planned to steal me, the suppliant, the old man, and didst seek to seize me, and hast already carried off my daughters.

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