The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater

The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater

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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. 1736 edition. Excerpt: ...Mel. See, Cbloe; if it be Lord Timon, or any one from him, say I am not well. I will not be seen; be sure I be not. Cbl. I warrant you! Exit Chloe. Mel. Seen by a Bankrupt! no; base Poverty shall never enter here. Oh! were my Alc'ibiades recall'd! he would adore me still, and wou'd be rich too. Enter Alcibiades in Disguise, and ChloE. Cbl. It is a Gentleman in Disguise, I know him nor. Alcib. But my Melijsa does. Pulls off"bis Disguise. Mel. My Alcibiades! my Hero! The Gods have hearken'd to my Vows for thee, And have crown'd all my Wishcs. Thou'rt more welcome To me, than the Return of the Sun's Heat Is to the frozen Region of the North, That's cover'd half the Year with Snow and Darkness. Alcib. My Joy, my Life, my Blood, my Soul, my And all that's precious in the Earth, I have Liberty, Within my Arms: This Treasure far out-weighs The Joys of Conquest, or Deliverance From Banishment and Slavery. Mel. How proud am I of all thy Victories! TVas thou that conquer'd, but I triumph'd for thee; All Day I sigh'd, and wish'd, and pray'd for thee, And in the Night thou entertain'dst my Sleeps; And whensoe'er I dreamt thou wert in Danger, I cry'd out, my Alcibiades! and in my Dreams Was valiant, and methought I fought for thee. Alcib. Oh my divine Melijsa! the Cordial of thy Love Is of so strong a Spirit, 'twill o'ercome me, One Kiss, and take my Soul; another and 'Twill sally out: Oh! I could fix whole Ages on Thy tender Lip, and pity all the Fools That keep a senseless Pother in the World for Po'wr, And Pomp and Noise, and lose substantial Bliss. Mel. There is no Bliss but Love; and but for that The World would fall in Pieces: Oh, with what a Grief E z Have Have I sustain'd thy Absence 1 Had not my Father Prevented my Escape, I had Come to...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569776
  • 9781236569776