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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...three days hence, And paid full price. Dost thou not think I am mad? I am not; they would fain have lied me mad, Burnt up my brain and strung my sense awry, In so vile space imprisoning my wants I can help nothing. Here sit I now, beast-like, Loathsomely silenced: who, if I had the tongue Wherewith hard winter warns the unblanched sea, Would even outspeak the winds with large report, Proclaming peril. But being this I am I get no help at all. One maimed and dumb That sees his house burn, such am I. My God! Were it not sweeter to be finished well Than still hold play with hangman anger? Enter the Queen-Mother. Ca. Leave us, girl. Exit Attendant. Nay, sit; this reverence hath no seed in you; Sit still. Den. Madam--Ca. Good lady, will you sit? Den. So you be come to bind more shame on me, I can well bear more shame. Ca. You are still foolish; How have I set this anger in your face? I make no parcel of these tears of yours; No word that gets upon your lips to weep Have I given use for. Den. Ay, no use you say? But I dream not that hold this hand in that, But I dream not that take your eyes with mine; But I dream not I am that very thing That as a taint inside the imperilled flesh Have made corruption of the king's close will, Put scarlet treason on his purpose, marred The face of confidence, plucked words from trust, Taught murder to walk smooth and set his feet Upon the ways of faith; I am that thing, I would it were some other. Ca. Have you yet done? Den. Yea, I have done all this. Ca. I do believe you; And though your thoughts ungently look my way, I have such sorrow for you sown at heart As you should reap a 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...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652436
  • 9781236652430