Erechtheus a Tragedy (New Edition)

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 9 лип. 2018 р. - 76 стор.
Erechtheus A Tragedy (New Edition) by Algernon Charles Swinburne ERECHTHEUS. Mother of life and death and all men's days, Earth, whom I chief of all men born would bless, And call thee with more loving lips than theirsMother, for of this very body of thineAnd living blood I have my breath and live, Behold me, even thy son, me crowned of men, Me made thy child by that strong cunning GodWho fashions fire and iron, who begatMe for a sword and beacon-fire on thee,10 Me fosterling of Pallas, in her shadeReared, that I first might pay the nursing debt, Hallowing her fame with flower of third-year feasts, And first bow down the bridled strength of steedsTo lose the wild wont of their birth, and bearClasp of man's knees and steerage of his hand, Or fourfold service of his fire-swift wheelsThat whirl the four-yoked chariot; me the kingWho stand before thee naked now, and cry, O holy and general mother of all men born,20 But mother most and motherliest of mine, Earth, for I ask thee rather of all the Gods, What have we done? We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching exp

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Poet Algernon Charles Swinburne was born April 5, 1837 in Grosvenor Place, London, but spent most of his boyhood on the Isle of Wight, where both his parents and grandparents had homes. He was educated at Eton and Oxford University but was expelled from Oxford before he graduated. Although some of his work had already appeared in periodicals, Atalanta in Calydon was the first poem to come out under his name and was received enthusiastically. "Laus Veneris" and Poems and Ballads, with their sexually charged passages, were attacked all the more violently as a result. Swinburne's meeting in 1867 with his long-time hero Mazzini, led to the more political Songs before Sunrise. In 1879, with Swinburne nearly dead from alcoholism and dissolution, his legal advisor Theodore Watts-Dunton took him in, and was successful in getting him to adopt a healthier style of life. Swinburne lived the rest of his days at Watts-Dunton's house outside London. He saw less and less of his old friends, but his growing deafness accounts for some of his decreased sociability. He died of influenza in 1909.

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