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 7

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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: ...Vicentio, I saw the dreadful issue, and I flew With the strong arm of power to intercept them. Eva. 'Twas you, Ludovico--what shall I say'! I know not what to tell you.--But, heav'n bless you! A thousand times, heaven bless you!--On my knees, And at your feet, I thank you. Kneelr. Luzi. Beautiful Evadne! Loveliest beneath the skies, where everything Grows lovely as themselves! Nay, do not bend Your eyes, and hide beneath these fleecy clouds, Stats beaming as the evening one, nor turn That cheek away, that, like a cold rose, seems Besprankt with snow!--nor strive to win from me Those hands, -which he who formed the lily, formed With imitative whitene.ss--I will presume, --For your dear sight hath made a madman of me, To ress my rapture here--About to take her hand, which she carcents'lessl.y witltdraws. Eva. My lord, I own That you surprise me, and were I not bound By strenuous obligation, I should say, Perchance you did offend me.--But I will not! Accept my gradtiude, and be you sure These thanks are from a warm and honest heart., Farewell! c7'05-'"1 "-Lud. You fly me, then! Eva. I do not fly your presence, but I go To seek my hrother's bosom--Lud. And Vicentio's!-Eva. You would be merry, sir. Lud. I have not cause--'-Nor shall you, madam. You would fly me thus, To rush at once into my rival's arms---Nay, do not start--he well deserves the name-1 know him b no other. Eva. Sir, Iyhope You will not revive a subject that has long Between us been forgotten. Lud. What! forgotten'! I did not think to hear it--said you forgotten! Nay, do not 'think you leave me--in return For such small service as I have done to-day, I beg your audience--tell me what's forgotten '!show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929144
  • 9781236929143