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1896. Excerpt: ... A WINTER SWALLOW Cleombrotus. Vain is their
hope, who seek, in modern days, To breathe into the current civic
life The glorious spirit of an ancient State, Single in faith, in
honor absolute, And shining with the pristine light that draws From
out the Golden Age. What shall avail, When evil grow the customs,
and the laws Wax supple in the hands that fear them not Ah, Agis,
thou my leader in Vain Hope Brave was the thought and generous the
design, To win for Spartans their prime heritage, Equality in
wealth, and place, and power. But all has come to naught, thro'
trust betrayed--The people and ourselves alike betrayed, Leonidas
restored, and thou and I Brief sanctuary craving from the Gods;
Thou, underneath Athena's brazen roof (Like to the heaven that
frowns upon thy cause) I, in Poseidon's temple; while each one,
Bereft of other, Vengeance close pursues. Here a voice is heard in
the inner temple, chanting delivery from the sea." Lord of the
limitless waters, I was sinking down to my grave, When one of thy
gentler daughters Reached out her hand, to save God of the savage
surges, That beat up the azure plain, With a wind behind them that
urges--A goad, and the shaken rein In their rage they were
trampling me under, When Ino arose on their path--And their phalanx
was broken asunder, And they were thrown back in their wrath. Then
on a billow uplifted--Smooth as the flight of a dream, As the
sea-weed the tide has drifted Up the still course of a stream, The
silvery arms of a river Received me, and laid me to sleep Where the
reeds in the sunlight quiver And faint comes the moan of the deep.
chelonis has entered, and now slowly glides across the foreground
of a painting representing the rescue of Ulysses. Cleombrotus. What
moves across yon pictured curtain...
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Edith Matilda Thomas
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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