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[Manuscript] 1888 March, "Prayer of Cleanthus the Stoic" / John Addington Symonds.

Title: [Manuscript] 1888 March, "Prayer of Cleanthus the Stoic" / John Addington Symonds.
Personal Author: Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893.
Date: 1888 March.
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: The card upon which the poem is transcribed is headed, "Prayer of Cleanthes the Stoic" and is signed at the bottom with the date and "Davos" (Switzerland). See also Margaret Symonds' letter to the recipient of her father's translation of this poem.
Abstract: The translation reads, "Lead--me God, and thou fate the daughter of God/ Whithersoever I am by you appointed to go:/ For I will follow unreluctant; and yet, should I refuse,/ Through Cowardice or sin upgrown in me, none the less shall I surely follow." Symonds is known as the author of Studies of the Greek Poets (1873) as well as his translations and books about Italian sculptors Michelangelo and Benvenuto Cellini. Symonds also authored books about Greek ethics, Shakespeare, and Dante, and coauthored Sexual Inversion (1897) with Havelock Ellis, and Our life in the Swiss highlands (1892) with his daughter Margaret.
Personal Subject: Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893.
Subject: Authors, English--19th century
Greek poetry -- History and criticism.
Recipient: [Hall, Mr.]
 

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