The Letters and Poems of John Keats Volume 2-3

The Letters and Poems of John Keats Volume 2-3

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...Albert's an honest man; Not Ethelbert the monk, if he were here, Would I hold more trustworthy. Now Enter Albert. Albert. Good gods! Lady Erminia! are you prisoner In this beleaguer'd camp? or are you here Of your own will? You pleased to send for me. By Venus, 'tis a pity I knew not Your plight before, and, by her son, I swear To do you every service you can ask. What would the fairest--? Erminia. Albert, will you swear? Albert. I have. Well? Erminia. Albert, you have fame to lose. If men, in court and camp, lie not outright, You should be, from a thousand, chosen forth To do an honest deed. Shall I confide--? Albert. Aye, anything to me, fair creature. Do; Dictate my task. Sweet woman, --Erminia. Truce with that. You understand me not; and, in your speech, I see how far the slander is abroad. Without proof could you think me innocent? Albert. Lady, I should rejoice to know you so. Erminia. If you have any pity for a maid Suffering a daily death from evil tongues; Any compassion for that Emperor's niece Who, for your bright sword and clear honesty, Lifted you from the crowd of common men Into the lap of honour, --save me, knight! Albert. How? Make it clear; if it be possible, I, by the banner of Saint Maurice, swear To right you. Erminia. Possible!--Easy. O my heart! This letter's not so soil'd but you may read it;--Possible! There--that letter! Read--read it. Gives him a letter. Albert (reading). "To the Duke Conrad.--Forget the threat you made at parting and I will forget to send the Emperor letters and papers of yours I have become possessed of. His life is no trifle to me; his death you shall find none to yourself." (Speaks to himself: ) Tisme--my life that's pleaded for! (Reads.) "He, for his own sake, will be dumb as the grave....show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493893
  • 9781236493897