The Hecuba, Orestes, Phœnician virgins, and Medea, of Euripides: literally tr. [by T.W.C. Edwards].

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D.A. Talboys, 1820
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Page 141 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap To pluck bright Honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned Honour by the locks; So he that doth redeem her thence might wear Without corrival all her dignities.
Page 142 - Why, my child, dost thou so desirously court ambition, the most baneful of the deities ? do not thou ; the Goddess is unjust. But she hath entered into many families and happy states and hath come forth again, to the destruction of those who have to do with her. Of whom thou art madly enamoured. This is more noble, my son, to honour equality, which ever links friends with friends, and states with states, and allies with allies : for equality is sanctioned by law among men.
Page 80 - What is this ? how art thou ? in what state, O most dear to me of my companions and kindred ? for all these things art thou to me. OREs. We are gone — briefly to shew thee my calamities. PYL. Thou wilt have ruined me too ; for the things of friends are common. OREs. Menelaus has behaved most basely towards me and my sister. PYL. It is to be expected that the husband of a bad wife be bad.
Page 198 - CHORUs. CHOR. I heard the voice, I heard the cry of the unhappy Colchian ; is not she yet appeased ? but, O aged matron, tell me ; for within the apartment with double doors, I heard her cry; nor am I delighted, O woman, with the griefs of the family, since it is friendly to me. NUR. The family is not ; these things are gone already : 1 In Elms. Dind. rd yilp eWiaBai, "for the being accustomed,

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