Rothesay; A Drama in Three Acts

Rothesay; A Drama in Three Acts

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...two Elizabeths are there you know, The daughters of the Lords of March and Douglas. Both are surpassing beautiful;--the one Dark as the night, the other fair as day;--A very wonder 'tis to gaze on both, To doubt which is the lovelier. When the Prince Arrived, i'faith, he scanty welcome had From March's daughter. Like the gentle dove's, Their courtship 'gan in pecking and disdain; But now, they're closer drawn; and, I am told, Their scorn is turned to love. Albany.--Ha! here are news. And Douglas' daughter calmly stands aside, Without a maiden effort on her part To win the heir of Scotland? Lindsay.--So it is. Her modesty forbids her to enact The part of lover. Albany.--Wonder among women! Speak you to this of your own knowledge, sir? Lindsay.---Of my part knowledge, and the private word Of John Ramornie. Albany.--Rossie, I do thank you For this intelligence. I shall requite This favour with another. Rest assured The day will come, and soon, when you shall have Full measure of revenge upon your foe; For on the news you bring shall your revenge Have resting-place. And now retire, my friend, But keep within convenient distance, for His Majesty and I have need of you. Lindsay.--If the King's will be coupled with your own, I'll do his bidding, and right cheerfully. Exit. Albany.--So! he would wed the daughter of Lord March! But Douglas is ambitious, and would mate His daughter with the Prince. I'll spoil the game, And rouse an enmity between these lords Will kindle Scotland into civil war.. First, I shall captivate the Douglas' pride With mention of my nephew's preference For his fair daughter;--next, I'll send him on To March, to bear the damsel to her home, Betrothed of royalty. Unless I lure The Douglas on by such-like specious note, Never...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926633
  • 9781236926630