Original Plays

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... Be sure you do not trip, my pretty maid. Gret. I thank you, sir. I know its pitfalls well, And how to pass them safely. (To Faustus.) Wilt thou come? Faus. To the world's end, fair maiden, an thou wilt. Gret. (laughing). Nay, I'll not pledge thee to so long a journey, The road is short. Mar. But very perilous. Meph. It is, indeed! Fans. Wilt trust thy hand in mine? Mar. Ay, take his hand--you will be safer so. Meph. (aside). I doubt it much. faustus and Gketchen go down incline. Mar. Now we are quite alone. Meph. The news I bring you is about your husband. Mar. My husband! he's not coming back! Meph. No, no--It's not as bad as that. Mar. (relieved). You frightened me! Meph. (with emotion). He never will come back. Mar. What mean you, sir? Meph. I mean that, fighting bravely 'gainst the Turks, An arrow struck him--and (Faltering.) Mar. (affected). I guess your meaning! This is sad news, indeed! Alack-a-day, I never wished his death! With all bis faults, He was no worse than other husbands are! Meph. A most affecting tribute to his worth. Pray pardon my emotion; I've a heart That melts at weeping women. Mar. Pray go on; I'll try to stem my tears. Left he a will? Meph. He did--a very good and Christian will. Mar. He was a Christian! Meph. (sighing). Ah! His will directs That you shall spend on masses for his soul, Five hundred marks. Mar. (indignantly). Five hundred fiddlesticks! A wicked waste! Meph. Well, knowing all I know About his mode of life, I must admit It is a waste; but so his will directs. Mar. And is that all? Left he no parting words Of penitence? Meph. Oh yes; as death drew near, He much bewailed his manifold transgressions And said that he could die more tranquilly Had he his wife's forgiveness. Mar. Poor dear soul! I could forgive...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539249
  • 9781236539243