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SONG OF THE CAPTIVE TROJAN MAIDEN

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SONG OF THE CAPTIVE TROJAN MAIDEN (from "Hecuba") by: Euripides REEZE, breeze of the sea, Who the wave-passers bearest home Swift and unwearied o'er the billows' foam, Ah! whither lead'st thou me Grief-worn? whose house must have This thing -- a captured slave? Or shall I reach a harbor strand Dorian of Phthian, where they tell Apidanos o'erstreams the land, Father of fairest founts that well? Or else some island shore, Urged, wretched, on my way with brine-splashed oar, To lead a life of weary sorrow there, Where the first palm bare fruit, Where the bay raised each sacred shoot To form a bower, Leto's protection in her trial of hour? Or shall I, like Delian maiden,
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Unformatted text preview: Sing of Artemis divine, Golden-filleted, bow-laden? Or at Pallas' sacred shrine The steeds to her fair chariot yoke To bear her, clad in saffron cloak, And braid the silken garments thin With saffron flowerets woven in? Or shall I sing the Titan brood, Whom Zeus, great Kronos' son, Poured twice-forged fire upon, And did to lasting sleep by that fell bolt and rude? Ah, sorrow for the young, For those whose life was long, For all the land, A heap of smoking ruin, Spear-pierced to her undoing By Argive hand! And I shall be a slave Within a country not my own, Leaving the land that Europe has o'erthrown, 'Scaping the chambers of the grave....
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