This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
to suffer. This is why Amasis1 is said not to have wept when his son was led to execution, but did weep at the sight of a friend reduced to beggary, for the latter excited pity, the former terror. The terrible is different from the pitiable, for it drives out pity, and often serves to produce the opposite feeling.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.