WARNING FROM THE EVIL FORTUNE OF MEDEA

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WARNING FROM THE EVIL FORTUNE OF MEDEA (from "Medea") by: Euripides HEN fierce conflicting passions urge The breast where love is wont to glow, What mind can stem the stormy surge Which rolls the tide of human woe? The hope of praise, the dread of shame, Can rouse the tortured breast no more; The wild desire, the guilty flame, Absorbs each wish it felt before. But if affection gently thrills The soul by purer dreams possessed, The pleasing balm of mortal ills In love can soothe the aching breast: If thus thou comest in disguise, Fair Venus! from thy native heaven, What heart unfeeling would despise The sweetest boon the gods have given? But never from thy golden bow May I beneath the shaft expire! Whose creeping venom, sure and slow, Awakes an all-consuming fire:
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Ye racking doubts! ye jealous fears! With others wage internal war; Repentance, source of future tears, From me be ever distant far! May no distracting thoughts destroy
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course ENGL 2110 taught by Professor Sadre-orafai during the Spring '08 term at Kennesaw.

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