A Select Collection of Old Plays; In Twelve Volumes Volume 6

A Select Collection of Old Plays; In Twelve Volumes Volume 6

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...shall not want his absence past six days: I fain would have the duke Brachiano run Into notorious scandal; for there's nought In such curst dotage, to repair his name, Only the deep sense of some deathless shame. Monlicelso. It may be objected, I am dishonourable To play thus with my kinsman; but I answer, For my revenge I'd stake a brother's life, That, being wrong'd durst not avenge himself. Francisco de Medicis. Come, to observe this strumpet. Monticelso. Curse of greatness! Sure he'll not leave her? Francisco de Medicis. There's small pity in't: Like misletoe on sear elms spent by weather, Let him cleave to her, and both rot together. Exeunt. Enter BRACuuNo, with one in the habit of a conjuror. Brachiano. Now, sir, I claim your promise: 'tis dead midnight, The time prefix'd to show me, by your art, How the intended murder of Camillo, And our loath'd dutchess grow to action. Conjurer. You have won me, by your bounty, to a deed I do not often practise. Some there are, Which, by sophistick tricks, aspire that name Which I would gladly lose, of necromancer; As some that use to juggle upon cards, Seeming to conjure, when indeed they cheat. Others that raise up their confederate spirits 'Bout wind-mills, and endanger their own necks For making of a squib: and some there are W Will keep a curtal to shew juggling tricks, And give out 'tis a spirit. Besides these, Such a whole ream of almanack-makers, figure-flingers, Fellows, indeed, that only live by stealth, Sinch they do merely lie about stol'n goods, They'd make men think the devil were fast and loose, With speaking fustian Latin. Pray sit down; Put on this night-cap, sir, 'tis charm'd; and now...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236527941
  • 9781236527943