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FROM EURIPIDES' HIPPOLYTUS,
v. 729-748 (ed. Monk.)
I would I dwelt in lofty caves,
To view the distant waves ;
In love of Phaëthon,
Would I could fly to Afric's shore,
Where orchards, as of yore,
And round Jove's awful throne,
H. F. C.
THE EPITAPH OF GRISOSTOMO,
Don Quixote, part I. ch. 14, ad fin.
δυστήνου ψυχρόν σώμ' ενθάδε κείται εραστού,
βουκόλος ήν, δυσερώς νιν θανάτωσε πόθος: καλλίστης έδάμασσε κόρης νιν θυμός ατειρής, , εξ ης ωμός άναξ μείζον' Έρως κατέχει.
H. F. C. THE LEGEND OF RYDE.
We have received the following poem from a foreign correspondent, and we cannot do better than quote his own words as an introduction to it :
“ About 100 years ago, where the flourishing town of Ryde now stands, there was a small village inhabited chiefly by fishermen, situated on a low muddy coast; since that time the character of the shore has entirely altered, and a layer of fine sand has made its appearance. The enclosed legend then endeavours to account for this change."
The evening breeze is blowing chill,
And a heavy rain is falling,
To his mate is shrilly calling.
A ship is dimly seen,
Through the foaming billows sheen,
Bright where its path has been.
'Tis hushed—and onward the billows roll,
On the subsiding waves,
Of sunny brightness laves.
And still each night,
On the rippling waves is glancing,
Of fairies merrily dancing.
PRIDE AND HUMILITY.
“ It may seem strange to an inconsiderate eye, that such a poor violet virtue (as
Humility) should ever dwell with honour; and that such an aspiring fume as
Felltham's Century of Resolves.
INSCRIPTION ON A STONE WELL AT PARIS.
Quæ dat aquas, saxo latet hospita nympha sub imo.
IDEM ANGLICE REDDITUM.
The nymph, who gives these waters, lies
Beneath the inmost rock concealed.
Be willing to be unrevealed.
Ναΐδ' ύδωρ παρέχουσαν αεί σπιλας ήδε καλύπτει.
Τών δωρών κόσμημ' έστι, το δόντα λαθείν.
ETON SCHOOL MAGAZINE.
ON THE ORESTEIA OF ÆSCHYLUS, No. III.
(Continued from p. 167.) THE EUMENIDES.
τα ακίνητα νόμιμα άριστα.-THύο.
The Eumenides, properly speaking, cannot be considered in the light of a drama, inasmuch as there is no attempt at a plot in its construction, but simply a detail of circumstances in the order in which they are supposed to have occurred. Æschylus, however, in writing this play, had a different object in view from that which appears most prominent in the two former,-a political object, which necessarily biassed his mind in a certain direction, and to which he rendered the legend he had to deal with subservient. This was the proposed diminution of the power of the court of Areopagus by Pericles and Ephialtes, a measure which, being in itself so entirely of a democratical nature, could not but fill the minds of the nobler part of the citizens, who looked upon this tribunal as their chief bulwark, with doubt and apprehension. The influence of the drama was always considerable over the minds of the people of Athens, through its intimate connection with religion ; and hence we shall have