Caius Gracchus, a Tragedy [In Verse]

Caius Gracchus, a Tragedy [In Verse]

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...us.--Let us know Your wishes for the people; we'll promote them. What you say, should be, shall be, on your saying, Or break at once with us. The tribes shall know What 'tis to have a Tribune of repute, Who does not use his office to promote Cabal, and strife, and jealousy, and hate, Like certain gendemen. To your work at once! But, hark you, Livius Drusus; tell me truly, Are you not over modest? Come!--Confess now.--I know you are--I know, that, should the Senate Give you your choice of honours, you'd refuse To challenge e'en the smallest.--Well!--No matter! Such men live for their country.--Heed not Gracchus, If he upbraid you--if!--Should the Plebeians Give but one shout for Drusus, he'll be sick With all the gall of envy!--Come to the Senate, To-morrow.--Be not strange with us, good Livius! Mark him now!--Heed him well, for he is wily, And thou art simple in thine honesty.--You'll come to the Senate to-morrow?--Eye him, Drusus, He's a rank traitor!--Mind, to-morrow, now--So, farewell, honest Drusus! Exit Drusus. Flamin. Nobly play'd! Opim. Beyond my hopes. Let us inform our friends. And, as the choice of Tribunes is at hand, Prevent his re-election.--Come! Despatch! Flaminius, wait at once upon the Senate. Exit Flaminius. I have felt thee, Caius! The nobility Of thy commanding nature, has oppos'd And triumph'd o'er me.--Thou shalt feel me, now!--Yet through another. Rest, until I gain The Consulship, and thou no more art Tribune. The weight of vengeance lies in the arm that sends it.--Shouts. Ay, shout away! unmov'd, I hear you now. The snare is spread, and let the lion roar! Exit. I SCENE SECOND. THE FORUM. C. Gracchus discovered in the Rostrum.--Titus, MarCus, and Citizens. The people shout. C. Grace. No more, my friends! How often must I...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577515
  • 9781236577511