This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 Excerpt: ... include the whole of the speech in which Theramenes exhorts his pupil Hippolytus to yield himself up to love. The ludicrous can hardly be ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 Excerpt: ... include the whole of the speech in which Theramenes exhorts his pupil Hippolytus to yield himself up to love. The ludicrous can hardly be carried farther than it is in these lines: Craint-on de s'egarer sur les traces d' Hercule? Quels courages Venus n'a-t-elle pas domtes? Vous meme, on seriez vous, vous qui la combattez; Si toujours Antiope, a ses loix opposee, D'une pudique ardeur n'eut brule pour Thesee? In Berenice, Antiochus receives his confidant, whom he had sent to an-nounce his visit to the Queen, with the words: Arsace, entrercms-nous? This humble patience in an antechamber would appear even undignified in Comedy, but it appears too pitiful even for a second-rate tragical hero. Antiochus says afterwards to the queen: Je me suis tu cinq ans Madame, et vais encore me taire plus long-terns--And to give an immediate proof of his intention by his conduct, he repeats after this no less than fifty verses in a breath. When Orosman says to Zaire, whom he pretends to love with European tenderness, Je sais que notre loi, favorable aux plaisirs Ouvre un champ sans limite a nos vastes desirs: his language is still more indecorous than laughable. But the answer of 270 LESSING AND THE FRENCH STAOE. tified in waging. At the time when lie published his Dramaturgis-, we Germans had scarcely any but French tragedies upon our stages, and tbe extravagant predilection for them as classical models had not then been combated. At present the national taste has declared itself so decidedly against them, that we have nothing to fear of an illusion in that quarter. It is farther said that the French dramatists have to do with a public not only extremely fastidious in its dislike of any low intermixture, and highly susceptible of the ludicrous, but also extremely impatient. ...
Good. Hardcover, 535 pages, steel engraving frontis of author. Translated by John Black; revised, according to the Last German Edition, by the Revd. A.J.W. Morrison, M.A. Contains 30 lectures. This is a deluxe, full-leather-bound edition with marbeled edges of page block and endpapers. Interior is clean inside, no foxing, tightly bound. Light tanning to edges of first few front pages. Leather covers have gold Greek key design on all four sides front and back, five raised bands to spine, where title is in gold on maroon panel. Covers a bit splayed. Leather has general discoloration on cover panesl (could be restored), however spine has dried out substantially. Hinges inside are splid; outside hinges and top of spine are rather rubbed; tips and edges of covers have light rubbing. Overall, interior is NF; covers Good only.
Covers and backstrip are slightly worn. Some faint pencil on some pages. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library. With usual stamps and markings. With owner's name inside cover. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket.
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