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ORIGINAL POETRY *.
THESEUS, a MONO'N'R AMA ;

To
pour

libations on a father's tomb; Abridged from tbe German Chorus-drama of My locks to hear and hallow to his manes. F. L. STOLBERG, durbor of Travels, the

Not the dark veil which grief with heavy hand Island, &c.

Has coild around my brow to you is sacred

Peace, then, Athenians,'once for all, and hear. Theseus, and a Chorus of Atbenians.

Chorus. Peace, peace, ye men of Athens,

huth and hear, Scene. The Forum of Athens.

Theseus. For Crete, with favouring wind, ye. Chorus. IVE royal Ægeus' son ! live

know we fail'd, our new king!

In Crete with favouring wind we safely landed, Jove fave great Theseus: long live noble I, with the seven youths, and seven maids, Theseus !

And all your other tributary gifts. Theseus. Silence, Athenians, careless of my Our vefle drawn upon the itrand, we march'd sorrows,

In orderly proceffion, crown'd with garlands, Here to the forum ye have dragg'd my steps Between long hedges of applauding Cretans, To hear the tale of all we underwent, Who gaz’d delighted on my fair companions, And now your frantic thouts deny me audience. To Minos' palace, Chorus. Live royal £geus' son! live our

Cruel tho' Ite Teem, new king!

And for this Minotaur, this monster-god, Thecus. From thc Piræus hither thicken- Hid in deep labyrinths by guardian priests, ing crouds

[tion, From Athens have exacted many a year Have throng'd our path with noisy gratula. Corn, oil, and wine, and for its server's service, And noifier question. Ye deny me leisure The flower of beauty, and the bloom of youth, To thed the tear of grateful reverenice, Galling to us as really was his yoke,

* We are very sorry that the Poetry of the last month, from the accidental want of its ufual currection, should have appeared with so many gross inaccuracies. The reader is requested to attend to the following material errata : In Raisiac, Stanz. 4. for gentlięít, read g haftliest in the Sonnet to Delia, for fight , fighs

Stanz. 22. --- freemen, r foemen In Mr. Bowen's lines, for pillows 7. pillars
Stanz. 25.
On'r. As

for change (trice) r. charge Stanz: 25. water i, valour

1799.)
Original Poetry. :

397 Yet with mild (way at home he leads a people 'Tis I, thy Ariadne ! Take this coil, Almost unyovern'd, peaceably and happy,

The thread is faften'd to the entrance-door ; And from the schools of Ægypt and the east, Let it unwind as thou shalt pace along He has brought them equalizing laws and rites, The subterranean wilderneis of vaulti, Worthy a brotherhood of upright men.

'Twill reconduct thes to the light of heaven. High on his throne the hoary-bearded king Here I await thy coming, not unwilling, Sat, and beside him stood his many children ;

If thou shouldit fall, to be the non ter's booty; Among them Ariadne--fair to see

If that should fall, then Theseus, to be thine. As roseate clouds of even while the sun She spake, and Shrunk aside in lightless dark. Plays with their golden curls. On me her

ness ;

(my corch. glance,

The door, which clos'd behind her, quench'd Which o'er our moving train a while had roll’d, I wander'd on in midnight, grop'd my way Refted ---on her alone my eyes were bent, Down dewy steps, at tinies my footfall waking And Afrodite gave us both co quaff

Dull echoes of the abyss. Ere long the shine The nectar, which in Hebe's cup she mingles, Of diftant radiance mark'd the pillar'd cavern. Draught love-inipiring. To the king I said: Nearer and nearer to the spot I came, The Toa of Ægeus, Minos, kneels before thee. Where, in the eternal blaze of thousand lamps Ere I deliver up the accuftom'd tribute,

That star his dungeon-temple, on a floor One boon I crave: let me alone be shut With offal ftrown, and bones, ftalk'd the fierce, First in the labyrinth with this mere club.

god. Strife wich a godm-(if such this son of Apis At me with angry front and reddening eye By his tame worfhippers be rightly deem'd) He Springs, at me he points his sharpett horn :Theseus fhall dare untearing :rites which bring This clup with timely heavy well-aim'd blow On man oppression cannot come from Jove.

Shatter'd his skull he fell to rise no more. If me the Minotaur's ferocious force

Chorus. Hail, Theseus- Heracles, the Bring to the ground, be there, as wont, his

monster-Slayer,

[Theleus ! booty :

Long live the noble Theseus ! Jove, fave Cullid from the garden of Athenian youth,

Theseus. Singing, that Ariadne ioon might They are a tribute worthy of the gods,

hear But worthy to be grudg'd them. If I conquer, Some pledge of my success, I haftened back, (Minos thou wilt not deem me impious then, Coiling about the handle of my club But may'st with honour gird my lining front) The thread, my faithful guide. Soon as I o send me back, not merely with the friends, she led ine to her father. See, said she,

found her Whom from the idols greedy minifters I shall have rescued, but as beft befits The monster-layer: let the hero be The son of him, thy former guest and friend, Thy son-in-law, and give to me, for dower, Giving me Ariadne for my bride,

The seven youths and leven maids of Athens, Fairer than moon or fun is Ariadne.

That we may carry with us joy to all; With earneft mildness Minos heard nor

Thou shalt remit the tribuie now for ever. frown'd;

Chorus. Live Ægewis' fon the guardian king Methought a faint smile cautiously repressid,

of Athens,

(ulaps’d, With'd the success he car'd not to forbode mc. Theseus. Minos consented. But a week He look'd on Ariadne, who, with eyes

And to our nuptial pomp the youthful train Downcast and blushing, quickly veild herself. New-clan, with roses garlanded and myrtle, First spake lie with the elders of the people Dancing, Itrow'd basket-fuls of Powers and fang Words for the croud not meant, and thus re

The festive glees of love. With fragrant torch plied:

Blythe Hymen lighted to the bridal bower Arm'd as thou art, go to the labyrinth :

The happy Theseus ; and belide his bed There let the gods decide upon thy doom.

Drew clore the saffron vel. Alas, how near Spare they 'thy life, the king fhall spare it too,

Stood by the couch of pleasure Demelis. And fendince back with honor to thy father. Six days, short days, were given to rejoicings , Two days in Minos' palace I partook

The seventh to our embarkment. Tepid gales The rites of hospitality; and oft

Swell'd the white fail, the streaky Itreamer Would Ariadne weigh with fearful eye

quiver'd

[tracing, The club I carried, measure my brown arm,

O'er the smooth sea, our ship long furrows With shy intreaty hang about her father,

Rang with the meafur'd noise of song and And sweetly turn on me much-laying glances, cymbals

(pull. On the third day, at even, I was led

That taught and cheer'd.the rower's mealur'd Into the labyrinth, arm'd with this club, At night we saw the flame-capt hill of Naxos And with a lighted torch. Not many iteps

To us unfriendly. On the fiery mountain, Reyond the vestibule along a gallery

Dark storms awaited, lourd, and burit upon us. (Of galleries and apartments, winding Itairs, The loud winds roared, like flames of burning And Secret chambers, endless is the number) towns, Had I proceeded, ere the ruitling step Between the watry vallies. Lightnings fashid of one in glistening garments crept upon me. Only to show the rocks toward which we I held my torch above my head and gaz'd:

drifted.

[dip Tisl, myTheseus, fpakethe whispering form, 'Twas much we Stranded, much we tow'd out

Beyond

a

Beyond the billows back-draught, much I came to the temple,saw the beautcous ftranger, lolg'd,

With well-arm'j hundreds forc'd her from our Borne in a state of swoon upon my shoulder, handsThe ash-pale Ariadne in a temple

She sank a vi&tim at Lyæus' altar : Which overlook'd the climbing waves of foam. Ask not-away--to thee she's lost for ever. Slowly Poseidón's anger had abated.

I will have vengeance.

“ Half thy friends First of the stars through the difparting clouds

have fallen."

(madness." Shone forth be crown: shouting, the sailors Give me my weapons. « It were fruitless hail'd

The old man won on them to drag their leader Its white and welcome ray, foreboding calm; From Naxos unreveng'd: he yet will bear And soon to their Aolian caves the winds His living anger to the accursed shore ; Were llunk once more in fkies serenely blue On the dear Ipot, where Ariadne vanjih'd, The day-break climb'd aloof-the trickling Slay to her shade a hecatomb of men, brine

(groves and from the jaws of Hades ask again Ooz'd from the glittering rock, and the still The brave Pirithous fallen for his friend. Shining in moisture, woo'd the golden dawn. Pirithous—Ariadne-to the man During the storm we had thrown overboard Who knew and loft you-joy is ever dead. Our fore of food. I bade the young men fetch Vainly your fpirits seem'd to haunt my couch, Out of our thip our bow's and arrows, left Smiling in bloom celestial !--Ariadne! All the old men, the rowers, and Konnides, Thee had Lyæus felf with teamy hand To guard the vessel and the women, went Beckon'd to walk Olympus, prefs'd for thee To roam the forest and brought down much Immortal nectar in the cup of gods, game.

Girt with a crown of stars thy thining hair, It was Lyceus holiday. The grove,

And on thy lips-- ftill should I grudge his We hear, to him was facred. Mænades,

prize

[lights. Mad with new wine, their red cheeks Imcard And wail with gnashing teeth my robb’d dewith lees,

Such dreams Poseidon sent. Ere we beheld Hurling in air their ivy-girded spears, Emerging dim the lov'd Acropolis, Roaring defiance, came in angry crouds In sign of mourning the black fail was hoifted : To punish our profaneness. Wildly savage, So with my father Ægeus 'twas agreed They smote with stones the stragglers of our When we departed hence. Ah me! his love party ;

[pliant, Thouglit of no forrow but a murder'd son. I pluck'd a branch, and, as beseems the sup- Ye know that from the rock whence he Wavid it in sign of parley, while my friends was gazing Collected closer. I began to tell

At the sad hight be fellThe tale of my distrets. Their softening Not caring to survive an only son hearts,

On a raih errand, as he thought, to Crete Like fluwers unclosing to the warmer noon,

Sent for the people. Appeard to heed my prayer, when a fierce Cborus.

Be our Ægeus thou, priest,

Long live our king, thy father's worthy fon, His holy garments torn, his face on fire, Sent for the people, for the people sav'd. Came running toward us breathless---Stone Bring here the crown, bind it on Theseus' brow, them all,

[shriek’d, Live royal Ægeus fon! live our new king. The miscreants, {pare them not, his anger Theseus. With a great honor, men of The other pirates have profund the temple

Athens, ye Have borne on board the offerings of the people; Propose to adorn me ; for the crown adorns Onarus' life is threaten'd-your high priest. Only the brow, whereon the people place it; Anew began the storm of drunken wrath. And but conceals the head, which heirs its Stones flew. Clubs clatter'd. Glittering brilliance, spears press’d on:

[them, Alas ! how often it conceals a lead And the wine-dropping ivy, that inwreath'd Void, feeble, careless of each public duty; Was itain'd with Grecian blood. Our gather'd Lewd, or rapacious, brooding long oppressions, band

Or stain’d with crime, and dropping human With now but backward footsteps to the sea blood. From thickening crouds retreated--with their. Whom it encircles a long curse pursue, arrows,

If he not holy keep the people's rights. While yet these lafted, staying the rath onset Laws are the bands of citizens : remain Of the more forward. Near our ship, now The laws with strength to bind both king launch'd,

and subject;

(victim, Konnides with some few awaited me.

He who would climb above them, fall their Soon, I exclaim'd, Athenians, comes our turn. And, like the robber of the desert, find Take weapons, we'll chastize the barbarous No quarter ! croud.

Chorus. Prince, be thou our legal monarch. Be not so rath, he said, time scarce remains Hail Theseus king! For flight. Thy friend Pirithous is no more. Theseus. I have not desir’d the crown; He fought for Ariadne unti) death.

But I am glad ye thus to me allot it: (nians, Onarus, the barbarian king or priest, More glad than ye fufpect ; for know Athe

Of

1799] Mr. Goethe's Observations on the Laocoon, concluded.

399 I confecrate this crown henceforth to Jove. any man so station'd. 'Tis in me Our only monarch be the king of heaven! A pleasant sacrifice. Fair lots and foul He ever under him let the free people Out of the lap of fate on me have fallen; Here be the sovereign: theirs to choofe the men But none so fair, so welcome to my soul, Who weigh out justice with impartial hand : None I fo thank the gods for, as for this, Theirs to bestow each office of the state, To be the founder of Athenian freedom. To order war, or to conclude on peace. How bleft who dwells a freeman with the free, My arm, my head, my heart belong to you, Where each, obedient to the laws of all, And ihall-while the warm blood-drops throb Bends to his equals, ne'er to a superior. along

[these limbs- Who feels this pleasure he can ne'er suppose These veins--while see these cyes, or fir It more than human to descend a throne While' glows between these lips, the breath of In order among men to be a man. heaven.

The king on the Euphrates he would do it, Should you to me commit the general's sword, He on the Nile too-were the veil remova, l'll draw it; when and where and why you With which the diadem surrounds their eyes. will;

Chorus. Our only monarch be the king of And bright or bloody yield it up again,

heaven, Soon as the will of the free people bids. And under him the sovereign people reign! Though you are launching on an untried water Hail Freedom, like the sky-afcending sum;

The ship of freedom, fear not-he will right, The bliss of nations ripens in thy beam:
And on the open sea all-glorious glide

Safety, the nurse of life,
In houting pomp with swelling fails along.

There'rears her branchy tree. If to the rudder me at times you call, With Jove's affistance and your love, unfearing Without thee an unmeaning senseless name,

Through thee alone the father-land is dear; I'll grasp the helm; but at your nod give place

A less than air, a dream To any worthier pilot you may find.

Woven of the shade of smoak. Chorus. Hail Thereus-Theseus, guardian O Freedom, Freedom, music to the car, god of Athens.

To the heart sunshine,-Courage at thy call Our only monarch be the king of lieaven,

Kindles, and Talent starts And under him the sovereign people reign!

To chase the forms of Beauty and of Tbeseus. Compare not me with the im

Truth. mortal gods : What I have done was but tbe obvious duty

Mr. Goethe's OBSERVATIONS on the Laocoon, concluded from page 352,

of the present Number. HE youngest makes unavailing ef- present evil, and prevent a greater one;

fort; he is struck with inquietude, this is the highest degree of activity. but not hurt ; the father makes powerful which he can now exert in his constrainefforts, without however being able to ed itate. The father makes efforts to succeed; his efforts even produce a quite disembarrass himself from the serpents, opposite effect.

He irritates his adver- and the body would, at the same time, fary, and he is hurt by him. The eldest avoid the bite which it has just received. son is only flightly inlaced; he does not The movement of the father inspires the yet feel himself oppressed nor affected with eldeft son with horror, and he endeavours pain; he is afraid at the wound and mo- to extricate himself from the serpent, mentaneous movement of his father; he which, as yet, has only infolded him utters a cry, endeavours to extricate his lightly. foot from the serpent which has inlaced I have already laid above, that one of it; he is therefore here an observer ; a the greatest merits of this monument, is witness who takes a part in the action, the moment which the artist has repreand the work is terminated:

sented, and it is on this point that I fall What I have only hitherto touched of now add a few words. en pasant, I Mall here again notice par- We have supposed that natural serticularly ; and that is, that all the three pents have intwined a father fleeping by figures have a double action, so that they the fide of his fons; that the different are occupied in a very various manner. movements of the action might have a

The youngest of the fons would extricate certain gradation. The first moments, himself by raising his right arm ; and he during which the serpents infold the pushes back the head of the serpent with body then adeep, announce events ; but it his left hand; he would alleviate the would be an inlignificant moment for che

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art. We might, perhaps, imagine a he perceives on a sudden an evil which young Hercules sleeping and intolded by strikes him, and he takes part in the fat. serpents; and the artist might lead us to fering which yet remains, or which has guets by his figure, and the tranquillity already pafled; all the three are representof his sleep, what might be expected ed and excited by this monument, and from him when awake.

even by the most suitable gradation. Let us go further, and let us imagine The arts of design, which always la. the father and his sons feeling themteives bour for the moments when they chuse a interlaced by serpents; in whatever man. pathetic subject, will feize that which ex. ner this may be, we hall see that there cites terror; poetry, on the contrary, is only a single moment in which the in- will chufe thole which excite fear and tereit is the greatest : it is that in which compasiun. In the groupe of Laocoon, a body is to infolded that it can no lon- the sufferings of the father excite terror ger défend itself; in which the second, to the highest degree ; fculpture has done although yet in a condition to defend it- in it all that it could do ; but, either for felt, is nevertheless wounded ; and in the sake of running through the circle of which the third has, lastly, tome hope all human sensations, or of moderating of saving itself. The youngest son is in the violent impression of terror, it excites the first state, the father in the ficond, compaflion for the situation of the youngthe eldest fon in the third. Let us en- est ton, and fear for that of the eldett; deavour to find yet another state ; let us leaving yet some hope for this last. It is try to distribute the parts differently from thus that the ancients gave, by variety, what they are here !

a certain equilibrium to their works ; In reflecting then on this action, from that they diminished or strengthened an its commencernent, and finding that it effect by other effects, and were enabled has arrived to its bighest degree, we shall to finish an intellectual and sensible whole. foon perceive, by representing to our- In a word, we may boldly maintain, selves the moments which are to follow that this monument exhausts its fubject, that which is figured by the monument, and that it happily executes all the conthat the groupe must entirely change, and ditions of the art. It teaches us, that if that we cannot find another moment of the artist can communicate his sentiment the action which is so precious for the of the beautiful to tranquil and simple art. The youngest son will be stifled by objects; this fame sentiment shews itfelf the serpent that infolds him ; or if, in his nevertheless, in its greatest energy and Situation, which deprives him of all suc- all its dignity, when it proves its force cour, he irritates it further, the ferpent by figuring varied characters; and when will bite him. These two states are in- in its imitation, it can moderate and refupportable, because they are extremes tain the violent and impassioned exprefwhich ought not to be represented. As fions of human nature. to the father, the serpent may bite him a. The moderns have often been mistaken gain in other parts; but then all the fitua- in the choice of subjects for pathetic retion of his body would be changed, and presentations in sculpture. Milo, whose the firft bites would be loft for the specta- two hands are locked in the rift of a tree, for, or they would become disgusting, if the and who is attacked by a lion, is a fubartilt had a mind to indicate them. There jeet which the artist will endeavour in is yet another cafe: the ferpent may turn vain to represent in such a manner as to away, and attack the eldest fon; this laft excite a pure and true interest. A double is then brought back to himtelf; there is grief, unavailing efforts, a situation which no longer any personage interesting him- deprives him of all relief, can only exfelf in the action; the last appearance of cite horror, and cannot even touch. hope disap pears from the groupe, and the Lailly, I thall drop a word or two on representation is no longer tragical, but the relation of this subject to poetry. cruel. The father, who repoles now Wet towards Virgil and upon himself, in his greatness his po

compare, be it only for fuifferings, would turn round to fon, and he would become an figure, interesting himself with figure.

In his'own sufferings, other, man has only three terror, and compaflions inquietude the evil which

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