Columbus the Discoverer; A Drama
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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...as he looks at Beatrix. Like all the other women in the town, She's leagued to keep him back, eh? Oh, 'tis not In nature that a man obey a woman. And human ways, when not in nature, bode Th' inhuman somewhere. Humph! I'll let him know That none can turn to she the pronoun he Without an j that puts a hiss before it. (To Columbus.) My brother? Columbus (to Diego). Ay? Diego. There's business (diego and Beatrix bow to each other). Columbus. I know it--(to Beatrix), I'll find you later. You'll excuse me now. Exit--Right Side Second--into her house, Beatrix. Diego. You should have come before. That woman's gowns Are always clinging to you--look as if She thought to make a woman of yourself. Confound their sex! Columbus. Not all now! There are some Diego. Some men too; but in all of Spain, not six To man your vessels of their own free will. Why not?--Because not fit to go with you. How many women, think you, fit for it? Columbus. Don't be so hard upon them. Diego. No, they're soft, As soft as cats, and mew, too, ay and scratch. I've seen their blisters! ay, I've seen a man Whose very soul had been scratched out by one. Columbus. You talk as if you feared for me. Diego. I fear For all the expedition. You've not heard The news. Columbus. What is it? Diego. Everything that's bad. Columbus. The ships are Diego. Floating. You may thank the guards. The crews have all deserted. Columbus. What? Diego. As if The bowlings of their wives and mothers here About their ears, could bring them less of hell Than howlings of the wind upon the sea! Columbus. The women have persuaded them to break Their word with us? Diego. Why, yes. Who else would, eh? What woman ever cared about her word--Her own word or her husband's? Bless her jaws! So many more words there, she...
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