Dramas and Poems

Dramas and Poems

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...thine? Look to it well!--Lose not a trick.--By this same hour to-morrow Thou shalt have France, or I thy head! Barauas (aside to De Beiunghen). He cannot Have the Despatch? IE BERINGHEX. No: were it so, your stake Were lost already. Joseph (aside.) Patience is your game: Reflect, you have not the Despatch! RICHELIEU. O monk! Leave patience to the saints--for I am human! Did not thy father die for France, poor orphan? And now they say thou hast no father!--Fie! Art thou not pure and good?--if so, thou art A part of that--the Beautiful, the Sacred--Which, in all climes, men that have hearts adore, By the great title of their mother country! Isaradas (aside). lie wanders! RICHELIEU. So cling close unto my breast, Here where thou droop'st lies France! I am very feeble--Of little use it seems to either now. Well, well--we will go home. BARADAS. In sooth, my Lord, You do need rest--the burdens of the State O'ertask your health! Richelieu (to Joseph). I'm patient, see! Baradas (aside). His mind And life are breaking fast! Richelieu (overhearing him). Irreverent ribald! If so, beware the falling ruins! Hark! I tell thee, scorner of these whitening hairs, When this snow melteth there shall come a flood! Avaunt! my name is Richelieu--I defy thee! Walk blindfold on; behind thee staiks the headsman. Ha! ha!--how pale he is! Heaven save my country! Falls bach in Joseph's arms. baradas exit, followed by De Bekingiien, betraying his exultation by his gestures. ACT V. FOURTH DAY. Scene I.--The Baslile--a Corridor; in the background the door of one of the condemned cells. Enter Joseph and Gaoler. GAOLEIt. Stay, father, I will call the governor. Exit Gaoler. JOSEPH. He has it then--this Huguet;--so we learn From Francois.--Humph! Now if I can but gain One moment's...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655494
  • 9781236655493