The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere Volume 1

The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere Volume 1

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...ourselves at either end the mast; And floating straight, obedient to the stream, Were carried towards Corinth, as we thought. At length the sun, gazing upon the earth, Dispers'd those vapours that offended us; And, by the benefit of his wish'd light, The seas wax'd calm, and we discovered Two ships from far making amain to us, Of Corinth that, of Epidaurns this: But ere they came, --0, let me say no more! Gather the sequel by that went before. Duke. Nay, forward, old man, do not break off so; For we may pity, though not pardon thee.. /. O, had the gods done so, I had not now Worthily term'd them merciless to us! For ere the ships could meet by twice five leagues, We were encounter' d by a mighty rock; Which being violently borne upon, Our helpful ship was splitted in the midst, So that, in this unjust divorce of us, Fortune had left to both of us alike What to delight in, what to sorrow for. Her part, poor soul! seeming as burdened With lesser weight, but not with lesser woe, Was carried with more speed before the wind; And in our sight they three were taken up By fishermen of Corinth, as we thought. At length, another ship had seized on us; And, knowing whom it was their hap to save, Gave healthful welcome to their shipwreck'd guests; And would have reft the fishers of their prey, Had not their bark been very slow of sail, And therefore homeward did they bend their course. Thus have you heard me sever'd from my bliss; That by misfortunes was my life prolonged, To tell sad stories of my own mishaps. Iiiik, .. And, for the sake of them them soi rowest for, Do me the favour to dilate at full What hath befall'n of them, and thee, till now. &ge. My youngest boy, and yet my eldest care, At eighteen years became inquisitive After his brother; and...show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236534735
  • 9781236534736