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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: And wept; while visioned in the light Of her own loveliness, more bright Than pictured breathing form that is but mute, She looked as though she wished, with that pure voice, That oft her father's halls along, Had made full many a chieftain there rejoice, To speak to that assembled throng. STROPHE IV. Yes! at those feasts that maiden chaste and fair, In modulations soft and sweet, Had warbled many a joyous air To her glad sire, and told how great Would be his fame, how blest his state. The rest I saw not—nor to sing could dare: Justice confirms the laws of fate, Too well that augur's words recorded were, The past already may relate, What future ills for us the Gods prepare. ANTISTKOPHE IV. A mystic dark impenetrable veil Hangs o'er the fortunes of the great, To pierce that barrier all must fail, The secret hour of time and fate All those who dare anticipate, Reap that they sow, a crop of tears: we see That omens, ever, soon or late Come true. Oh! prosperous may the future be ! Sole guardians of this Apian state Thus pray ye all, and bless the augury. chapter{Section 4CHORUS. CLYTEMNESTRA. CLYTEMNESTKA. Queen Clytemnestra, we are come to offer Such homage as befits a royal consort, For justice bids, those honours of the throne, Where our king sate, be paid you in his absence. If you have heard of gladdening import aught, Or hearing not, make sacrifice with hopes The messengers of good, we willingly Would know; nor thou disdain through envious pride To answer this our wish. CLYTEMNESTRA. Morn, as men say, Come forth in gladness from the womb of night. You shall hear joyous tidings, news beyond Your utmost expectation good; the Greeks Are lords of Priam's city. CHORUS. What do... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Publisher: Players Press

Released: 1995

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