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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Methinks, good sir, 'twere right that you That he in whom we are so much concerned Is of the new religion, like ourselves. Laroche. Madam, I'm not the less disposed to stand by him. Marie. It's no light matter you will have in hand, But you will save him? Laroche. Be sure I'll do my best. But let us look on all things as they are. It is not by the heart, but by the head That we must con the situation o'er, And in it bow to this--that he's a man And will by men be tried. Marie. "lis just in that I ground my strongest hope. Women, you know, Are guided by their hearts, and by their hearts Made headstrong. Man's citadel is doubly weak: For he may be assail'd through heart and head. And is it not a glorious privilege, To lead your fellow men by words--mere words? Larocho. But in an unjust cause, words surely fail, When conscience fails to furnish reasoning. Marie. Ay! but his cause is just; and yet begirt With just so much of tenet, that conscience Might obtrude itself, to blind man's reason. Not yours, I know. Countess (to Laroche). I humbly pray you, sir, Pardon the zeal of her enthusiasm. The blow, we are assured, is dealt by some Perfidious hand, moved by the tiger's wrath, But guided by the cunning of the fox. Laroche. 1 know...I kuow...But I would first confer With the pris'ner; and with iiim organise Our system of defence; that being done I will return to you. Mont. In the meantime He may not know the sum of all that's charg'd Against him. But a copy of the notes Will be placed at your service by the Judge Of Instruction, for your better guidance. Laroche. By such concession shall I profit much; And grateful am 1 for the privilege. Exit. Countess. Now that all human wit is set to work, Yet one thing more, methinks, 'twere well to do. There...
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