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In the long lyrics especially one feels that the guiding emotion is not the entertainers wish to thrill an audience, not even perhaps the pure artists wish to create beauty, but something deeper and more prophetic, a passionate contemplation and expression of truth; though of course the truth in question is something felt rather than stated, something that pervades life, an eternal and majestic rhythm like the movement of the stars.
...And through all these doings of fierce beasts and angry men the unseen Pity has been alive and watching, the Artemis who abhors the Eagles feast, the Apollo or Pan or Zeus who hears the crying of the robbed vulture; nay, if even the Gods were deaf, the mere wrong of the dead at Troy might waken, groping for some retribution upon the Slayer of Many Men (pp.
...From that point, more than any other, the Daemon or Genius of the House-more than its Luck, a little less than its Guardian Angel-becomes an Alastor or embodied Curse, a Red Slayer which cries ever for peace and cleansing, but can seek them only in the same blind way, through vengeance, and, when that fails, then through more vengeance (p.
...When Aigisthos appears, and the scene suddenly becomes filled with the wrangling of common men, Clytemnestra fades into a long silence, from which she only emerges at the very end of the drama to pray again for Peace, and, strangest of all, to utter the entreaty: Let us not stain ourselves with blood!
...It had become something which he must with all his strength bring to expression before he died, not in a spirit of self-assertion or of argument, like a discoverer, but as one devoted to something higher and greater than himself, in the spirit of an interpreter or prophet.