Frederick the Great; Or Love and Majesty. an Historical Drama of the Life and Times of a Royal Friend

Frederick the Great; Or Love and Majesty. an Historical Drama of the Life and Times of a Royal Friend

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: premier Ballabines, Black. and bearing fans. ACTION OF THE BALLET. (Before the grotto of the Enchantress the Nymphs take turns in pirouetting around their hero and adorn him tciih garlands--Calypso apprised of the presence of a man in her domain--Enters with coquettish pirouettes--Enraptured by his beauty and the story of his exploits she finds herself in love, and promises him eternal youth if he will forget his native land and consent to marriage--He yields--CalYpso rewards him with her huntress weapons and plao her fawn-skin over his shouldei--She receives the magic spear from an attendant Nymph. (Dancing and bridal mirth--All in full array. TROISIEME DIVERTISSEMENT. (Music Rassignazione, then Volti. PERSONNAQES DANSANTS. (calypso same as in Avant preceding Premier Divertissement. (ulysses in resplendent Greek armor helmet round buckler and two edged falchion. (mebcuby, messenger of the gods in jaunty hat adorned with a wing out of the top, light tunic to midway of the thigh and girdled--Wings at each ankle of his golden sandals--Bears a Caduceus (Herald's staff) entwined with streamers--Pair of wings at the top--A wallet hangs at his girdle. (n.ymphs, Fioubantes and Ballabines same as SeCond Divebtissement. ACTION OF THE BALLET. (After the spell of happiness begins to lessen, the thoughts of Ulysses turn to his beloved Penelope, who to deceive her train of suitors passes her time in weaving a robe, promising when finished to make her choice, which however she undoes at night, always hoping her husband may return and put an end to her misery--Calypso noticing the change mourns the loss of happiness--Mebcuby arrives with the command of Jove, to dismiss Ulysses--After frantic grief Calypso releases him from his vow--He surrenders more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561767
  • 9781236561763