The Complete Poetical Works Volume 2

The Complete Poetical Works Volume 2

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... e'er they were by pestilence or war, --When I am nothing, let that which I was Be still sometimes a name on thy sweet lips, A shadow in thy fancy, of a thing 511 Which would not have thee mourn it, but remember;--Let us begone, my child, the time is pressing. Exeunt. Scene II A retired Spot near the Arsenal. Israel Bbrtuccio and Philip Calkndabo. Cal. How sped you, Israel, in your late complaint? /. Ber. Why, well. Cal. Is't possible! will he be punish'd? /. Ber. Yes. Cal. With what? a mulct or an arrest? /. Ber. With death! Cal. Now you rave, or must intend revenge, Such as I counsell'd you, with your own hand. /. Ber. Yes; and for one sole draught of hate, forego '519 The great redress we meditate for Venice, And change a life of hope for one of exile; Leaving one scorpion crush'd, and thousands stinging My friends, my family, my countrymen I No, Calendaro; these same drops of blood, Shed shamefully, shall have the whole of his For their requital--But not only his; We will not strike for private wrongs alone; Such are for selfish passions and rash men, But are unworthy a tyrannicide. Cal. You have more patience than I care to boast. 530 Had I been present when you bore this in Bult, I must have slain him, or expired myself In the vain effort to repress my wrath. /. Ber. Thank Heaven, you were not--all had else been marr'd: As 'tis, our cause looks prosperous still. Cal. You saw The Doge--what answer gave he? I. Ber. That there was No punishment for such as Barbaro. Cal. I told you so before, and that't was idle To think of justice from such hands. /. Ber. At least, It lull'd suspicion, showing confidence. 51 Had I been silent, not a sbirro but Had kept me in his eye, as meditating A silent, solitary, deep revenge. Cal. But wherefore not more

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