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 3

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...forever: But let us all remember, We wear no common cause upon our swords: Let each man think, that on his single virtue, Depends the good and fame of all the rest; Eternal honour, or perpetual infamy. You droop, sir. T0 Ja er. Jaf. (L. c.) No: with most profound attention I've heard it all, andiwonder at thy virtue. Ran. Let's consider, That we destroy oppression--avarice; A people nursed up equally with vices And loathsome lusts, which nature most abhors, And such as, without shame, she cannot suffer. Jafi (1.) Aside, Oh, Belvidera! take me to thy arms, And show me where's my peace, for I have lost it.-.E: cit, L. n. Ren. (1.. 0.) Without the least remorse, then, let's resolve With fire and sword t'exterminate these tyrants, Under whose weight this wretched country labours. Pierre. (a.) And may those Powers above, that are propitious To gallant minds, record thiscause, and bless it! Rm. (1..) Thus happy, thus secure of all we wish for, Should there, my friends, he found among us one False to this glorious enterprise, what fate, What vengeance, were enough for such a villain '! Elliot. (R. 0.) Death here, without repentance-hell hereafter! Rm. (0.) Let that be my lot, if, as here I stand, Listed by fate among her darling sons, Tho' I had one only brother, dear by all The strictest ties of nature, ' Joined in this cause, and had but ground to fear He meant foul pfiiy; may this right hand drop from me, If I'd not hazard all my future peace, And stab him to the heart before you! Who, Who would do less '! Would'st thou not, Pierre, the same'! Pierre. You've singled me, sir, out for this hard question, As if 'twere started only for my sake: Am I the thing you fear? Here, here's...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863100
  • 9781236863102