FRAGMENT+OF+A+GREEK+TRAGEDY

FRAGMENT+OF+A+GREEK+TRAGEDY - FRAGMENTOFAGREEKTRAGEDY...

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FRAGMENT OF A GREEK TRAGEDY by A. E. Housman                 CHORUS:  O suitably-attired-in-leather-boots           Head of a traveller, wherefore seeking whom           Whence by what way how purposed art thou come           To this well-nightingaled vicinity?           My object in inquiring is to know.           But if you happen to be deaf and dumb           And do not understand a word I say,           Then wave your hand, to signify as much.                 ALCMAEON: I journeyed hither a Boetian road.                 CHORUS: Sailing on horseback, or with feet for oars?                 ALCMAEON: Plying with speed my partnership of legs.                 CHORUS: Beneath a shining or a rainy Zeus?                 ALCMAEON: Mud's sister, not himself, adorns my shoes.                 CHORUS: To learn your name would not displease me much.                 ALCMAEON: Not all that men desire do they obtain.                 CHORUS: Might I then hear at what thy presence shoots.                 ALCMAEON: A shepherd's questioned mouth informed me that--                 CHORUS: What? for I know not yet what you will say.
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course GTBOOKS 191 taught by Professor Cameron during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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