He sees the fairest goddess pine,
Wherever I may go,
Doth shield us, brightly glistening;A song that profits and enthrall,
Which, confusing no more, gladden the mind as they wave.Every plant unto thee proclaimeth the laws everlasting,
But the father sprang up, and said, in words full of anger"Little comfort you give me, in truth! I always have said it,When you took pleasure in horses, and cared for nothing but fieldwork;That which the servants of prosperous people perform as their duty,You yourself do; meanwhile the father his son must dispense with,Who in his honour was wont to court the rest of the townsfolk.Thus with empty hopes your mother early deceived me,When your reading, and writing, and learning at school ne'er succeededLike the rest of the boys, and so you were always the lowest.This all comes from a youth not possessing a due sense of honour,And not having the spirit to try and raise his position.Had my father but cared for me, as I have for you, sir,Sent me to school betimes, and given me proper instructors,I should not merely have been the host of the famed Golden Lion."
Scene the lastFrom Iphigenia in Tauris :--
Full of eager joyousness.
After our heels is striding,And all the while his noisy yells
And what thou wouldst, that execute!Ne'er linger, ne'er o'erhasty be,
Sweep with finger bold the string,
When the wife of Asan heard him speak thus,On the ground, all pale and trembling, fell she,And her spirit fled her sorrowing bosom,When she saw her children flying from her.
It is a silent flower.
We'll show our bristles more;With hawks men all things chase,
The soft mutations of Thy day.