The Man Mohammed; A Dramatic Character-Sketch

The Man Mohammed; A Dramatic Character-Sketch

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Happy journey to the stars!--Now I will hold all corners of the town! And post me spies on every road and path, And wheresoe'er I may mislead the assassins, I'll put their noses on a wild-goose trail; Then with all speed I'll gather our allies And in Medina we will meet again.--What innocence in these ferocious sheep, To think they'd catch Mohammed in his sleep! Exit.) ACT III. SCENE I. (A solitary place near Medina. Enter Mohammed.) Moh.--Now hath at length the quarry found retreat, To gasp for breath. Medina threw wide her gates, And like a victor I was welcomed in. A mosque is built, to which with mine own hands I carried stones and mortar; and the Faithful Now worship unmolested. But this calm Pends but between two tempests, Jews and Meccans With the wild Bedouins are laying plots, How they may have my head to bear as trophy Of the return of lewd idolatry.--0 ye wild beasts! Ye ravenous Meccan vultures! Ye whores! Ye thieves! Ye cruel infanticides! Ye skulking murderers! Ye greedy robbers! What is there short of death--ay, more than death, 1 suffered not beneath your savage talons? In meekness and forbearance I received The hell-forged missiles from your vicious hands, Till ye have pressed me to my nature's limits, Where it were shameful to prolong forbearance. When ye have struck me, who would soothe your wounds, I bore it for your sake, but to receive From marble hearts redoubled violence; Till it inflames my conscience to the quick.--What justice is in meekness, O just God? Is not retaliation nature's law? Should thus the honest suffer? Never! Never! Retaliation! pleads this broken heart.--Did not great Moses teach retaliation? 'T was eye for eye and tooth for tooth; and I Shall teach revenge! yea, revel in revenge, Till I am lord! Did not...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488563
  • 9781236488565