The Dramatic Works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar
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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...thee, And in vain I pursued thee, For you fled from my prayer, And bid me despair. Come to my arms, my lovely fair. Scot. Though 'tis easy to please ye, And hard to deny; Though possessing'B a blessing For which I could die, I dare not, I cannot comply. Jup. When I languish with anguish, And tenderly sigh, Can you leave me, deceive me, And scornfully fly? Ah, fear not j you must not deny. Sent. Jup. I dare not, I cannot comply. Ah, fear not; you must not deny. Jup. O Semele, Why art thou thus insensible.' Were I a mortal. Thy barbarous disdaining Would surely end me, And death at my complaining In pity would befriend me. Sem. I ever am granting, You always complain; I always am wanting, Yet never obtain. Jup. Speak, speak your desire, I'm all over fire. Say what you require, I'll grant it--now let us retire. Sem. Swear by the Stygian lake. Jup. By that tremendous flood I swear: Ye Stygian waters, hear, And thou Olympus, shake, In witness to the oath I take. Tltundcr heard at a distance, and underneath. Sem: You'll grant what I require? Jup. I'll grant what you require. Sem. Then cast off this human shape which you wear, And Jove since you are, like Jove too appear; When next you desire I should charm ye. As when Juno you bless, So you me must caress, And with all your omnipotence arm ye. Jup. Ah '. take heed what you press, For beyond all redress, Should I grant what you wish, I shall harm ye. Sem. I'll be pleased with no less Than my wish in excess: Let the oath you have taken alarm ye Haste, haste, and prepare, For I'll know what you are; So with all your omnipotence arm ye. SCENE V. She withdraws, Jupiter remains pensive and deflected. Jupiter. Ah! whither is she gone? unhappy fair! Why did she wish?--Why did I rashly sweir? 'Tis past, ...
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