PRAISE OF COLONUS

PRAISE OF COLONUS - PRAISE OF COLONUS (from "Oedipus...

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PRAISE OF COLONUS (from "Oedipus at Colonus") by: Sophocles TRANGER, thou art standing now On Colonus' sparry brow; All the haunts of Attic ground, Where the matchless coursers bound, Boast not, through their realms of bliss, Other spot as fair as this. Frequent down this greenwood dale, Mourns the warbling nightingale, Nestling 'mid the thickest screen Of the ivy's darksome green; Or where, each empurpled shoot Drooping with its myriad fruit, Curled in many a mazy twine, Blooms the never-trodden vine, By the god's protecting power Safe from sun and storm and shower. Bacchus here, the summer long, Revels with the goddess throng, Nymphs who erst, on Nyssa's wild, Reared to man the rosy child. Here Narcissus, day by day,
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Buds, in clustering beauty gay, Sipping aye, at morn and even, All the nectar dews of heaven, Wont amid your locks to shine, Ceres fair, and Proserpine. Here the golden Crocus gleams, Murmur here unfailing streams, Sleep the bubbling fountains never, Feeding pure Cephisus river,
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