Barabbas; A Dream of the World's Tragedy Volume 1

Barabbas; A Dream of the World's Tragedy Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... neath, suggestive of pain and the shedding of many tears. "What aileth her?" asked Barabbas gently. One or two of the women eyed him doubtfully but offered no reply. Melchior had approached to within a certain distance of the group, and there he waited. Barabbas beckoned him, but seeing he did not stir, went hastily up to him. "Shall we" not be of some service here?" he demanded--"'Tis a wondrous fair virgin whom sorrow or pain hath surely overcome." "Do as it seemeth unto thee well,"--responded Melchior quietly, looking him full in the face as he spoke; "nevertheless thou must be advised in this matter. Yon 'wondrous fair virgin, ' as thou callest her, is but a woman of ill-fame, --a golden-haired wanton of the city ways, called Mary Magdalene." Barabbas started as if he had been stung. A dark frown gathered on his brows. "Mary Magdalene!" he muttered--"Of a truth she is a sinner! I have heard sundry evil things of her, --yet of myself I would not be merciless, --I could not stone a woman, ... but if to-day I see and speak with Judith"----"Enough!" interrupted Melchior disdainfully--"I understand thee! Thou would'st not sully thyself, good thief, with even so much as a look from a wanton, Judith being pure as heaven and Mary black as hell! Leave her where she lies, 0 thou moralising murderer, --thou true type of the men who make such women!--leave her to the ministrations of her own sex. She whom thou, assassin, dost scorn, hath been brought to penitence and pardoned by Him who dieth presently, yet what of that? 'Tis naught, 'tis naught!--for He must be crucified, but thou canst live!--O wondrous world...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905741
  • 9781236905741