Henry the Sixth Volume . 2

Henry the Sixth Volume . 2

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...full of blood, His eye-balls further out than when he lived, Staring full ghastly like a strangled man; 170 His hair uprear'd, his nostrils stretch'd with struggling; His hands abroad display'd, as one that grasp'd And tugg"d for life and was by strength subdued. Look, on the sheets his hair, you see, is stick-ing; His well-proportion'd beard made rough and rugged, Like to the summer's corn by tempest lodged. 176 It cannot be but he was murder'd here; The least of all these signs were probable. Suf. Why, Warwick, who should do the duke to death? Myself and Beaufort had him in protection; 180 And we, I hope, sir, are no murderers. War. But both of you were vow'd Duke Humphrey's foes, And you, forsooth, had the good duke to keep. 'Tis like you would not feast him like a friend; And 'tis well seen he found an enemy. 186 Queen. Then you, belike, suspect these noblemen As guilty of Duke Humphrey's timeless death. War. Who finds the heifer dead and bleeding fresh, And sees fast by a butcher with an axe, 189 But will suspect 'twas he that made the slaughter? Who finds the partridge in the puttock's nest, But may imagine how the bird was dead, Although the kite soar with unbloodied beak? Even so suspicious is this tragedy. Queen. Are you the butcher, Suffolk? Where 's your knife? 195 Is Beaufort term'd a kite? Where are his talons? Suf. I wear no knife to slaughter sleeping men; But here 's a vengeful sword, rusted with ease, That shall be scoured in his rancorous heart That slanders me with murder's crimson badge. 200 Say, if thou darest, proud Lord.of Warwickshire, That I am faulty in Duke Humphrey's death. Exeunt Cardinal, Somerset, and others. War. What dares not Warwick, if false Suffolk dare him? Queen. He dares not calm his contumelious...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236545656
  • 9781236545657