Bound by an Oath; A Domestic Drama in Four Acts and a Prologue

Bound by an Oath; A Domestic Drama in Four Acts and a Prologue

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...or the plainest robes even, you have chosen those belonging to the highest office. More than this: within your hands is the Golden Rod. Now, no one is allowed to support that Rod but the Lord High Priest, and the Candidate in the test of the first degree. Why have you dared to take that rod into your possession? Mcfling brokenly). Well, sor, it stood by the door, and above it was a sign which read: "You are to take this." Oi asked this gintleman points to S. P.) if Oi should take it, and he said Oi could do as Oi had a moind. So Oi took it. L. H. P. forcibly). Yes, dastard as thou art, thou hast taken the Golden Rod. Of all vile, contemptible low-born creatures, he who works to usurp the throne of another is the worst. How dare you stand before me, thou brazen-faced scum of earth, and wear that bold, defiant look! Mcfling. Shure, sor, Oi--Oi--L. H. P. Speak not, lest I order the Pursuivant to strike thee down. I told you in the last degree not to put yourself upon my level, or try and usurp my position. Yet, regardless of my authority, thou hast dared to come before me in regal pomp, and defy me to my very face. Brethren, choose between us: I, the rightful holder of this office, or this impostor, who dares to usurp my position. All. We choose thee as our rightful Lord High Priest. LH. P, Will you uphold me in any punishment I may inflict upon this Janus-faced hypocrite? All. We will. L. H. P. fiercely). Then out with the impostor. Tear from him the Golden Rod and flowing robes, and return him in menial rags, that I may pass judgment upon him. Hence with him, lest, standing there, he pollutes my sight. (marshals seize C., and drag him off R. I E. He is struck and kicked by members while passing them. They shout, " Out with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611098
  • 9781236611093