Balaustion's Adventure. Aristophanes' Apology

Balaustion's Adventure. Aristophanes' Apology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...jeopardizes chieftainship, No longer loves the brutish demagogue Appointed by a bestial multitude But seeks out sound advisers. Who are they?_ Ourselves, of parentage proved wise and good! To such may hap strains thwarting quality, (As where shall want its flaw mere human stuff?) Still, the right grain is proper to right race; What ' s contrary, call curious accident! Hold by the usual! Orchard-grafted tree, 24.4.0 Not wilding, race-horse-sired, not rounceyborn, Aristocrat, no sausage-selling snob! Nay, why not Alkibiades, come back Filled by the Genius, freed of petulance, Frailty, --mere youthfulness that 's all at fault, --Advanced to Perikles and something more?--Being at least our duly born and bred, --Curse on what chaunoprockt first gained his ear And got his... well, once true man in right place, Our commonalty soon content themselves 24.50 With doing just what they are born to do, Eat, drink, make merry, mind their own affairs And leave state-business to the larger brain. I do not stickle for their punishment; But certain culprits have a cloak to twitch, A purse to pay the piper: flog, say I, Your fine fantastics, paragons of parts, Who choose to play the important! Far from side With us, their natural supports, allies, --24.59 And, best by brain, help who are best by birth To fortify each weak point in the wall Built broad and wide and deep for permanence Between what 's high and low, what 's rare and vile, --They cast their lot perversely in with low And vile, lay flat the barrier, lift the mob To dizzy heights where Privilege stood firm. And then, simplicity become conceit, --Woman, slave, common soldier, artisan, Crazy with new-found worth, new-fangled claims, --These must be taught next how to use their...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914104
  • 9781236914101