Count Filippo, Or, the Unequal Marriage; A Drama in Five Acts

Count Filippo, Or, the Unequal Marriage; A Drama in Five Acts

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...and my time. E: m't. HYLAS. Too gross an actor he upon life's stage, Rehearse aright a speech of true-love passion. He deems all men are false, all women lewd. Audacious liar, most mistaken villain! Em'it, and enter a LADY of the Court. LADY. What noise was that, as if of quarrelling? It seemed Lord Hylas' voice, erratic rising From ground of grief to cloud of indignation. Forlornest birdl once caught so easily, Now hopping from me still from twig to twig, Its backward eyes informed with angry care;--Grown all unsocial, ungregarious; Shy as the wagtail, solemn as the owl, Who, ere this threatened wedding's wintry flaw, Was lively as the linnet in the spring. 'Twou1d take a bevy now of lady-birds To catch my lately lightsome caroller. Where doth the ostrich hide its head? How shall I Besprinkle salt on the spry sparrow's tail? I have seen boys place grain beneath a riddle, To which they had attached a cord, that, pulled, Down tumbles riddle, underneath quakes bird. I would I had him underneath my riddle l Big though he be, and churlish grown as Orson, He must be soon within my custody; Accompany me, who am appointed marshal To apprehend and bring him to the Duke. Eaoit, and presently re-enter HYLAS. HYLAS. N o rest, no rest for my afliicted foot, Thrust (not by my N oachic sire, but rudely) Out of the ark by yon accursed Ham. Whence came that wealth? 'tis said he ever hangs, Not only on the gibbet o'the world's scorn, But o'er the gulf of yawning destitution. He wins at play, with his intrigues repairs The rope that still suspends him over Hinnom. Let him therewith buy masses for his soul, Be it not (as much we fear) past praying for. We will consort with one so vile no longer;...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757203
  • 9781236757203