Mary Tudor; An Historical Drama

Mary Tudor; An Historical Drama

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...After?--she then shall live. Gardiner aside. Observe, she raves. MARY. We'll sit together in some forest nook, Or sunless cavern by the moaning sea, And talk of sorrow and vicissitudes Of hapless love; and luckless constancy; And hearts that death or treachery divides! What's the hour? be quick--be quick--I've much to do. GARDINER. Just noon. MARY. There will be death soon on the aii', . With outspread pinions making an eclipse. Ha! ha! brave work we Queens do! destiny Is in our hands: yea, in these very veins The spirit of the fatal Sisterhood Riots! the snakes of the Eumenides Brandish their horrent tresses round my head! Fakbnham aside. This must be met. It hath been said that music, . Some simple strain breathed forth by human voices, Can counterwork the venom of sick minds. If the choked fountain of her tears be cleansed, All shall end well. GARDINER. Throw wide the gallery doors, That open on the chapel. It is the hour For service--hark, the prelude hath begun. And now the Choir. Fakenham throws open the folding doors of a Gallery, through which issue solemn strains of Mustek. As the Musick proceeds the Queen's stupor relaxes, and.her sensibility gradually revives. The Musick ceases. Mary. Airs fresh from heaven breathe round me! Sing on, bright angels! tears relieve my heart--My brain is calmed. Sing on and let me weep! A pause. Would they were saved! Alas poor widowed one! Can it not still be done? no, no--too late! A death bell begins to toll. It is the hour: there is no time for thought--She will be widowed while I speak--She speaks hurriedly and with much agitation. See--See--The dark procession issues from the gate--And now they tread the courts--now Guilford mounts The scaffold--now the headsman kneels for pardon--Now bares the comely.show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646835
  • 9781236646835