Ex Libris Kirkland

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Translator John Stuart Blackie
First Written -485
Genre Poetry
Origin Greece
Publisher Kessinger Publishing
ISBN-10 1419141678
ISBN-13 978-1419141678
My Copy Oxford World's Classics pocket-sized hardback
First Read March 20, 2007

The Lyrical Dramas of Aeschylus

from the introduction by JS Blackie:

We must be acclimatized in the new country before we can feel comfortable. We must not merely deliver our criticism thus (however common such a style may be)-- I expected to find that; I find this; and I am disappointed; but we must ask the deeper and only valuable question-- What ought I to have expected to find, what shall I surely find of good, and beautiful, and true, if my eyes are open, and my free glance pointed in the right direction?

Quoted on October 6, 2011

Herald: I cannot gloss a lie with fair pretence / The best told lie bears but a short-lived fruit.

Chorus: Speak the truth plainly, if thou canst not pleasantly; / These twain be seldom wedded.

Quoted on October 5, 2011

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