The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning Volume 2

The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning Volume 2

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...5th Court. Pray, Guibert, what is next to do? Gui. aolvancing. I laid my oflice at the Duchess' foot-Others. And I----and I--and I! The D. I took them, sirs. Gui. A part to VALENCE. And now, sir, I am simple knight agam--Guihert, of the great ancient house, as yet That never bore affront; whate'er your birth, --As things stand now, I recognize yourself (If you 'll accept experience of some date) As like to be the leading man o' the time, Therefore as much above me now, as I Seemed above you this morning. Then, I offered To fight you: will you be as generous And now fight me? Val. Ask when my life is mine! Gui. ('T is hers now! ) Clug. Apart to VALENCE, as GUIBERT turns from him. You, sir, have insulted me Grossly, --will grant me, too, the selfsame favor You 've granted him, just now, I make no question? Val. I promise you, as him, sir. Ctug. Do you so? Handsomely said! I hold you to it, sir. You 'll get me reinstated in my office As you will Guibert! The D. I would be alone! They begin to retire slowly; as VALENCE is about to follow--Alone, sir--only with my heart: you stay! Gan. You hear that? Ah, light breaks upon me! Cleves----It was at Cleves some man harangued us all--With great effect, --so those who listened said, My thoughts being busy elsewhere: was this he? Guibert, --your strange, disinterested man! Your uncorrupted, if uncourtly friend! The modest worth you mean to patronize! He cares about no Duchesses, not he--llis sole concern is with the wrongs of Cleves! What, Guibert? What, it breaks on you at last? Gui. Would this hall's floor were a mine's roof! I 'd back And in her very face... Gau. Apply the match That fired the train, --and where would you be, pray? Gui. With...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782836
  • 9781236782830