The Queen-Mother; And Rosamond

The Queen-Mother; And Rosamond

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... liberal help thereof Would you but pay thin thanks. Den. No, I'll no thanks; Yea, though I die, I will not thank you; no; For I can hold my breath into my lip, Or twist my hair to choke my throat upon, Or thrust a weak way thus to my rent heart Even with these bare and feeble fingers here, Making each nail a knife; look you, I'll do't. Ca. You talk too wide; I came to do you good. Den. That were good news indeed; things new, being good, Come keener to put relish in the lip; I pray you let me see this good i' the face, Look in its eyes to find dead colours out, For deadly matters make up good for me. Ca. Nay, you shall find my favour large as love; I make no talk of gold, no costly words, No promise, but this merely will I say, You holding by me grapple to a hold Full of all gracious office and such wealth As love doth use for surety; such good riches As on these latter lips of womanhood Are sweet as early kisses of a mouth Scented like honey. Keep but fast my side, No time shall hew the planted root away That faith of your dear service sets in me, Nor violence of mistempered accident Cleave it across. Den. I would I were clear of you. What would you get? You are a great queen, grave soul, Crown-shaped i' the head; your work is wonderful And stoops men to you by the neck, but I Can scantly read it out. I know just this--Take you this patience from my wretched lips, Pluck off this evidence of the bolted steel, Make wide the passage of my chambered feet And I will take a witness in my mouth To set the cries of all the world on you And break my shame to lead your neck with half Like a thief's neck. Ca. You are slower than weighed lead To use my speech aright. But though you be Twice dull or thrice, and looser of your lip Than that swift breath more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534581
  • 9781236534583