PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE FROM THE PESTILENCE

PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE FROM THE PESTILENCE - PRAYER FOR...

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PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE FROM THE PESTILENCE (from "Oedipus the King") by: Sophocles ORD of the Pythian treasure [1], What meaneth the word thou hast spoken? The strange and wondrous word, Which Thebes has heard, Oh! it hath shaken our hearts to a faltering measure! A token, O Paian, a token! What is thy boon to us? Shall it come soon to us, Shall it be long e'er the circle bend Full round to the fatal end? Answer us, daughter of Hope, Voice born Immortal of golden Hope! First therefore thou be entreated, Divine unapproachable maiden [2], And Artemis with thee, our aid to be, In the mid mart of our city majestical seated, And Phoebus the archer death-laden! By your affinity Helpfullest trinity, Help us. And as in the time gone by Ye have bowed to our plaintive cry,
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Bowed to our misery sore: So come to us now as ye came before. Ah me! it is a world, a world of woe, Plague upon the height and plague below! And they mow us with murderous glaive,
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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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