Episodes and Lyric Pieces (Classic Reprint)

Episodes and Lyric Pieces (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Kelley Weeks
     
 

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The "Return of Paris" was suggested by Mr. Cox's tale of Œnone in the "Tales of the Gods and Heroes." The particular version of a story, which Lecky says is of frequent occurrence in accounts of the early Christians, which I have used in the "In Corinth," is one that I found accidentally in Hippolytus (vol. 2, p. 96 - vol

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The "Return of Paris" was suggested by Mr. Cox's tale of Œnone in the "Tales of the Gods and Heroes." The particular version of a story, which Lecky says is of frequent occurrence in accounts of the early Christians, which I have used in the "In Corinth," is one that I found accidentally in Hippolytus (vol. 2, p. 96 - vol. IX. of the Ante-Nicene Library), who represents the girl as "a certain most noble and beautiful maiden in the city of Corinth," whom the "young man Magistrianus" a Christian also, saves in the way indicated in the poem. I have preferred to think of the young man as a Pagan (with a touch of modern sentiment), who does for love what Hippolytus says the Christian did, striving "nobly for his own immortal soul." Sir Gawaine is, of course, an anachronistic consideration (I hope not too curious a one) of the old ballad in Percy. In writing the "Maggior Dolore" (perhaps I may as well say) I was probably thinking quite as much of the Third Canto of the Inferno as of the Fifth.

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ISBN-13:
9781330678091
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/04/2015
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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