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The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor

Vol I, No. 2, February 1810

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Published: 1810
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,751 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 281
Added to site: 2008.09.16
mnybks.net#: 22067
Genre: Periodical
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ite tragedy, and inspired him with the means. This story is very gravely told by the historian Pausanias.

There is little doubt that Æschylus felt a gratification in putting down the monstrous rhapsodies to Bacchus and the other deities, with which the idolatrous priests of that day blindfolded and deceived the people; his plays having frequent cuts upon the gross superstition which then darkened the heathen world. For some expressions which were deemed impious he was condemned to die. Indeed christian scholars particularly mark a passage in one of his tragedies in which he palpably predicts, the downfall of Jupiter's authority, as if he had foreseen the dispersion of heathenism. The multitude were accordingly going to stone him to death when they were won over to mercy by the remonstrances and intreaties of his brother Amynias who had commanded a squadron of ships at the glorious battle of Salamis, and was regarded as one of the principal saviours of his country. This brave man reminded the peop

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