Plays and Poems Volume 1

Plays and Poems 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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...I 'll hide thy name Under the coverture of even lines, I 'll hint it darkly in familiar songs, I 'll mix each melancholy thought of thee Through all my numbers: so that heedless men Shall hold my love for thee within their hearts, Not knowing of the treasure. 'T would be sin To keep so fair a flower from paradise, --That, in the very flush of earthly bloom, Pelt mildew blown on every ruffian wind, And canker at the heart. Go, go, --farewell! The sun that seems departing, to our eyes, Is but arising on another land; Thy death to us is the short, painful birth That ushers in thy taintless soul to heaven.--Go, go! I would not raise a hand to keep thee here. Exit. Third C. Be silent! Hear her majesty. Citizens. Hush, hush! Queen Anne. Good Christian people, I am come to die, According to the judgment of the law; And therefore it would ill become me now, After my doom is past, to censure it. I am come hither to accuse no man, Nor to say aught upon the many things Whereof I am accused: for well I know That my defence doth not pertain to you, Nor from your favor could I hope for grace. I am come here to die, to yield myself To the king's will, with all humility. I pray God save him, and extend his reign; For he has been a gracious prince to you: To me--I doubt not but his goodness went Beyond my slender merit. I bilt ask, Should you hereafter judge my luckless cause, The best of each man's judgment. Now, farewell, To you and to the world! Forget me not, In the still places of your earnest prayers. Attend me, maidens. Mary Wyatt. O! not yet, not yet! Weeping. Queen A. Well, I have played the waiting-maid before, In happier hours. Alas! poor head, thou 'lt roll In a brief time amid this scaffold's dust; As thou in life didst not deserve a crown, So by thy...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551524
  • 9781236551528