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" Prometheus of ^Eschylus stand upon ground as unequal, as do the sublime of sin and the sublime of virtue. Satan suffered from his ambition ; Prometheus from his humanity : Satan for himself; Prometheus for mankind : Satan dared perils which he had not... "
Prometheus bound, tr. from Ęschylus, and miscellaneous poems, by the ... - Page xxiv
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning - 1833
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Horae Hellenicę: Essays and Discussion on Some Important Points of Greek ...

John Stuart Blackie - Greek language, Modern - 1874 - 394 pages
...original and grand and attaching characters ever conceived by the mind of man. That conception sank deep into the soul of Milton, and, as has been observed,...for himself; Prometheus for mankind : Satan dared peril which he had not weighed; Prometheus devoted himself to sorrows which he had foreknown. " Better...
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The Five Great Skeptical Dramas of History

John Owen - Bible - 1896 - 398 pages
...Barrett in her translation of the former drama: ''The Satan of Milton and the Prometheus of Aeschylus stand upon ground as unequal as do the sublime of...Satan for himself; Prometheus for mankind: Satan dared peril which he had not weighed; Prometheus devoted himself to sorrows which he had foreknown. 'Better...
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Aeschylean Tragedy, Volume 2

Herbert Weir Smyth - Agamemnon (Greek mythology) - 1924 - 234 pages
...Prometheus of Aeschylus has nowhere been more compactly or more eloquently marked than by Mrs. Browning: Satan suffered from his ambition, Prometheus from...Satan for himself; Prometheus for mankind; Satan dared peril which he had not weighed; Prometheus devoted himself to sorrows which he had foreknown. "Better...
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Prometheus Rebound: The Irony of Atheism

Joseph C. McLelland, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion - Religion - 1988 - 366 pages
...Barrett Browning, however, takes an opposite view: "the Satan of Milton and the Prometheus of Aeschylus stand upon ground as unequal as do the sublime of sin and the sublime of virtue."14 By her time we will be in the heyday of romanticism, when the truly evil one, for many if...
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Spirits of Fire: English Romantic Writers and Contemporary Historical Methods

G. A. Rosso, Daniel P. Watkins - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 293 pages
...rose from thence in the likeness of his Satan. But the Satan of Milton and the Prometheus of Aeschylus stand upon ground as unequal, as do the sublime of...Prometheus devoted himself to sorrows which he had foreknown"—Prometheus Bound. Translated from the Greek of Aeschylus. And Miscellaneous Poems, By...
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European Romanticism: Literary Cross-currents, Modes, and Models

Gerhart Hoffmeister - Literary Collections - 1990 - 369 pages
...Prometheus in the Romantic Age Gerald Gillespie "The Satan of Milton and the Prometheus of Aeschylus stand upon ground as unequal as do the sublime of sin and the sublime of virtue." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Preface to her translation of Aeschylus 's Prometheus Bound ( 1 833...
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Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives

Nicholas F. Gier - Religion - 2000 - 302 pages
...himself to sorrows which he had foreknown. . . . The Satan of Milton and the Prometheus of Aeschylus stand upon ground as unequal as do the sublime of sin and the sublime of virtue.16 Some of the early Church fathers actually agreed with Browning, and they saw Prometheus as...
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