Pindaric ode quotes - 10 of
Fierce war and faithful love,
And truth severe, by fairy fiction dressed.
\'Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!
Confusion on thy banners wait,
"'Weave the warp and weave the woof,
The winding-sheet of Edward's race.
On a rock, whose haughty brow,
Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, ...
Nor even thy virtues, tyrant, shall avail
To save thy secret soul from nightly fears, ...
Modred, whose magic song
Made huge Plinlimmon bow his cloud-topped head.
If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies.
The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.
The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high developmen
Primitive times are lyrical, ancient times epical, modern times dramatic. The ode sings of eternity, the epic imparts solemnity to
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