Histrio-Mastix

Histrio-Mastix

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...another. The Furies leap and embrace one another. Whilst they sit down TRAGEDY sIlZh's. Here is the Masque unto this damned murther. 28 The furies first, the devil leads the dance; Next lawless Lust conducteth cruel Browne, He doth seduce this poor deluded soul, Attended by unspotted innocence, 32 As yet unguilty of her husbands death. Next follows on that instrument of hell, That wicked Drury, the accursed fiend That thrusts her forward to destruction. 36 And last of all is Roger, Drury's man, A villain expert in all treachery, One conversant in all her damned drifts, And a base broker in this murderous act. 40 Here they prepare them to these lustful feasts; And here they sit, all wicked murther's guests. TRAGEDY standing to behold them awhile till the show be done, again turning to the people. Thus sin prevails! She drinks that poisoned draught, With which base thoughts henceforth infects her soul, 44 And wins her free consent to this foul deed. Now blood and Lust doth conquer and subdue, And Chastity is quite abandoned. Here enters Murther into all their hearts, 48 And doth possess them with the hellish thirst Of guiltless blood. Now will I wake my chime, And lay this charming rod upon their eyes, To make them sleep in their security. They sleep. Thus sits this poor soul, innocent of late, Amongst these devils at this damned feast, W0n and betrayed to their detested sin, And thus with blood their hands shall be imbrued. 56 MUnrHER sets down her blood, and rubs their hands. Thy hands shall both be touched, for they alone Are the foul actors of this impious deed. And thine and thine: for thou didst lay this plot, And thou didst work this damned witch devise; To DRURY and Your hands are both as deep in blood as his....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236879554
  • 9781236879554