[Milton-L] "Clinton Agonistes" piece in Newsweek
johnegeraghty at hotmail.com
Sat May 10 12:23:00 EDT 2008
Just wanted to share this title in Newsweek.
A few choice sentences like:
"They won't be much use in the fall if they're crushed and defeated."
How will Hillary work with the Democratic Party?
May 9, 2008 | Updated: 4:44 p.m. ET May 9, 2008
B ut bring with thee that bright and cheerefull face,
A s when Alcest, Admetus did imbrace.
C haste Alcest, who to keepe him from the graue,
O ffred her life, her husbands life to saue.
N ot Portia, whom the Romans so admire,
T o their first height by his triumphant straine,
A youth so louely, that euen beasts of Chace,
S taid by the way, to gaze him in the face.
T he wildest birds, his beauty to espye
S it round about him, and before him flye,
A nd with their chirping tunes beare him along,
A s if to greet him with a Nuptiall song.
B ut when they saw he was imbark't, returne
A s loth to leaue him, and together mourne.
C hanting vnto themselues vnpleasant notes,
A nd full of discords from their pretty throtes.
N ow lancht into the deepe, see by the way,
T hat since the high solemnitie drew neere
O f this faire Couple, to the Gods so deere,
A s Heauen and Earth did in their ioyes agree,
S o at the last would his calm'd waues and he.
T hese words of hers great Neptune did appease;
S o with his Trident straight he calm'd the Seas
F or whom Apollo left his fiery Chaire.
A curious Roabe athwart his shoulders fell,
B y some laborious hand Imbroidered well:
C unning ArAchne could no better weaue,
N or Pallas, should the heauens she once more leaue:
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