Joan the Maid; A Dramatic Romance
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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...need will find No surer servant. For the march to Rheims, Your chancellor, if I read his looks, will urge As reason for demur Usher (entering). Your Grace, the Maid Craves audience. Charles. How! So quick? Her messenger Has scarce outstripped her. Let her enter. Tremouille. Sire, Were it not well before she comes, to hear The Chancellor tell us Charles. What! And keep door shut On her? Such deed, and such a welcome home! Admit her straightway. No, Sir Raimond, you Leave us not yet. I would have soldiers know How we received their leader. Enter Joan, who falls at King's feet Ah, not so. Joan shall not kneel in such an hour as this. Daughter of France, in the great name of France I give thee her salute. (Kisses her on brow.) Alas! no thanks Of ours can match this wonder. Joan. O no, no! Pray you, no thanks for Joan. I only bade Your soldiers fight and fear not, and the Lord Of battles threw the foe. The deed is His. Charles. Yea, Maid, but had He done it without Joan? Joan. O gentle Dauphin, there is nothing done. Charles. Nothing! And you in one miraculous week Have broken England. Joan. Nothing done, until The Dauphin is the King. O, you will set Forward to Rheims to-morrow. (charles is silent.) Dear, my liege, You cannot doubt me still.... O pray you, speak. Charles. Joan, I will go with you. (Glancing at Tremouille.) My lords, I say it. Regnault. It rests but with your Grace to say it. And yet--But shall the Council meet and speak of this? Charles. We are in council now. Speak on, my lord. Regnault. Since I am bidden. And in truth my drift Is scarce a secret of your Council. Sire, You cannot without soldiers march on Rheims; And as Le Magon will report, the chest Holds not a coin to pay them. Charles. Is it so? Maid, I had thought Joan....
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