Maximilian; A Play in Five Acts

Maximilian; A Play in Five Acts

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...the help of France or any power--Can I not move you prince? Does all my fire Expire upon the flint? Yes, if you wish it, I'll go to Europe? Maximilian--Speak no more Carlotta--Carlotta--The scion of a royal house shall bend At France's throne and on degraded knees Do supplications to the dancing man With waxed mustachios, the feeble spawn Of Jacobites. I'll go to Austria And sue for grace low bowing to your brother Who with indecent haste out-witted you Of all your royal rights at Miramar. I'll wend my weary steps to Belgium And hear my father sighing from the tomb With helpless grief for this our tragic need. I'll go to Rome to see the Holy Father A timorous opportunist sapped by time, Advancing by retreats and going east By sailing west, no longer bold and strong As in the ancient days. All this I'll do--Yes, if Napoleon does not poison me--Only to learn the problem is with us--And by none other can be solved Maximilian--Alas! Not that, dear wife, such stress is not for you. Carlotta--Then put this abdication out of mind. (Enter a lackey conducting Miramon and Salm Salm.) There's Miramon a friend, I know a friend. Use him, my lord! ( To them) I'm glad to see you both--Miramon--The French have all collected in the city Carlotta--Like all the blood collected in the heart. Miramon--The veins are shriveled. Yes that it should be! Filled now with blood of Dogs; the Liberals Invest San Luis, now their capital. Queretaro and all the northern cities Are in their hands; Puebla to the south. They make occasion of the French departure And Escobedo at Queretaro Protects San Luis. Carlotta--That's the head; Strike it And let the tail whip harmless in the grass. Salm--My hand and heart to that. Miramon--The message comes--But now! And by the God, we...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779746
  • 9781236779748