The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots; An Historic Drama, in Five Acts

The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots; An Historic 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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...1. Wherefore it may be thought expedient.-QUEEN MARY. Am Ito tarry where I am, or no?-PAULETT. That must depend. upon the Queen's command. QUEEN MARY. And why so taciturn, my worthy knight?-----Pray may I ask the name of this abode? nnunv. 'Tis Fotheringay, --but prithee lady, peace-For here comes one with tidings from the court. ENTER-SIR THOMAS GEORGES. GEORGES. May health and happiness betide your grace, Although-the bearer of but woful news, And one who augurs there'll be greater woe, For her, towhom the tidings I relate. _ QUEEN MARY. Now God protect me!--speak it out, sir knight, I have good courage to endure the blow. GEORGES. But I poor courage to inflict it tho'--Your grace knows best if you in aught have leagued With some ungracious knaves, against the Queen, Whereby her.majesty's most sacred life, Was to be taken by a desp'rate blow, Aim'd by a traitor's hand, at your command; Be this, or be it not in truth the case, I do not ask, nor do I wish to know: My sole commimion is to tell your grace Those knaves are shorter by the head ere now; And that awaiting by the castle gate, ' Are thirty-six commissioners, who come Charged by Elizabeth to bid your grace Prepare for trial of your part therein; Of whom, demands immediate audience, Her majesty's vice-chamberlain. QUEEN MARY. Oh! God! What news-all! all no more!--support me knight---My head grows giddy--let me have a chair--Or, no--I'll stand upon my innocence: . Nor need support from you, or any one; Anger restores the courage I had lost--Bid the vice-chamberlain come instant in, I am prepar'd to answer his demands. Exit Georges How I should blush, were I Elizabeth, At conduct so unworthy and unjust. But she shall...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807510
  • 9781236807519