Sophokleous Antig N (Romanized Form)

Sophokleous Antig N (Romanized Form)

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...My father, I am thine; do thou command, And I in all things shall obey: 'tis fit My promised nuptial rites give place to thee. Cre. It will become thee with obedience thus 570 To bear thee ever, and in every act To yield submissive to a father's will. 'Tis therefore, O my son! that men do pray For children, who with kind officious duty May guard their helpless age, resist their foes, 575 And, like their parents, love their parents' friend: But he who gets a disobedient child, What doth he get but misery and woe? His enemies will laugh the wretch to scorn. Take heed, my son, thou yield not up thy reason, 580 In hopes of pleasure from a worthless woman; For cold is the embrace of impious love, And deep the wounds of false, dissembled friendship. Hate, then, thy bitterest foe, despise her arts, And leave her to be wedded to the tomb. 585 Of all the city, her alone I found Rebellious; but I have her, nor shall Thebes Say I'm a liar; I pronounced her fate, And she must perish: let her call on Jove, Who guards the rites of kindred, and the ties 590 Of nature; for if those by blood united Transgress the laws, I hold myself more near E'en to a stranger. Who in private life Is just and good, will to his country too Be faithful ever; but the man who, proud 595 And fierce of soul, contemns authority, Despiseth justice, and o'er those who rule Would have dominion, such shall never gain The applauding voice of Creon. He alone, Whom the consenting citizens approve, 600 The acknowledged sovereign, should in all command; Just or unjust his laws, in things of great Or little import;--whatsoe'er he bids, A subject is not to dispute his will; He knows alike to rule and to obey;, 605 And in the day of battle will maintain The foremost rank, his country's...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236815300
  • 9781236815309