The Modern Standard Drama; A Collection of the Most Popular Acting Plays, with Critical Remarks

The Modern Standard Drama; A Collection of the Most Popular Acting Plays, with Critical Remarks : Also the Stage Business, Costumes, Etc Volume 6

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...proscribed wretch whose blood he thirsts to spill.--You look amazed. Brock. I dare say I do. 'an. I speak the truth: I saved his life in the battle of Stresow--the sabre that made this gash was levelled at his head--the ball that wounded him passed through this arm!---Foot by foot, I disputed the advance of his enemies; and, with his own hand, he flung me this pistol in token of the deed..-Brock. You!--was it you '!--It's the talk of the whole town; and you never told me this before! Van. Brock, I am no criminal who craves for pardon: I am an injured Swede, who demands justice at the hands of his sovereign, and who, but for the sake of those that had nobly and fondly-linked their lot to his, would long ere now have faced and wrestled with the danger.--I know the character of Charles XII.: if he be not convinced of my innocence, no private feeling will stay the sword of the executioner.--Let him but spare my friends!--I ask it not--he owes me nothiug.--I rushed into battle to seek an honourable dcath--it was denied mo, and the same Providence made me his preserver.--Perish the claim upon his gratitude!--No! I repeat, of the King of Sweden I demand justice!--I sue for mercy but to the King of kings!. Brock. You will not, then, declare yourself his preserver '! Van. I will not ask my life as the reward. Brock. Then I will, and run all chances. Give me the pistol. Van. Take it, and save my child, yourself, and Eudiga--leave me to my fate! Brock. That would be very like old Adam Brock!No, no, no, my good friend--.l'm no such sneak, I promise you. With this pistol in my pocket--Puts it in his coat-pocket,1--so--I'll just walk up to his majesty the first time I can get near him, and tell him in two words that...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685344X
  • 9781236853448