Hereward; A Tragedy in a Prologue and Four Acts

Hereward; A Tragedy in a Prologue and Four Acts

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...love thee any longer than a man is able? God save thee! And still we live and still we love, this life being but a brief tarrying betwixt birth and death! And forasmuch as there is not wickedness enough in the world that is with us, we must needs breed and beget more sin and misery to the world that comes after us! God save us all, say I! (Winter's voice is heard off) Win. God save Hereward! Voices off. God save Hereward! (The Vikings spring to their arms and gather in front ef tent. Martin springs to the bridge and is confronted by Winter, Geri, and several Saxons all armed) Afar. Who comes hither? Wm. Why, Martin! Martin Lightfoot, hast forgotten thine English tongue, thou foreign salamander? Geri. And honest English faces, thou French frog? Mar. Master Winter! Master Geri! Win. He looks not like a soldier, neither! Geri. Marry, and yet he looks as though upon provocation he might kill a man! Win. Where is thy master, Martin? Mar. In the seventh heaven of delight! Geri. Where may that be, thou rogue? Mar. According to thy disposition. Be thou a lover, in thy lady's chamber; a soldier, in the hurly burly of battle where blows rain thicker than hailstones; a cunning rogue of a priest, by the bedside of a dying man, who prepareth his last will and testament! My master is hunting Norman foxes to their holes! Geri. And thou standest sentinel in his absence! What have we here? (Geri advances to the tent) Mar. That which my lord holdeth more precious than the eyes of his soul! Win. A treasure! A find! Geri. To it, boys! (A rush is made to the tent. Martin springs in front of the tent and draws a little axe from his breast, which he brandishes threateningly. Mar. Stand back, one and all of you! Win. How now, you threaten? Mar. This little axe is sharp, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666647X
  • 9781236666475