Strafford-Sordello

Strafford-Sordello

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...mouldered, and beside The blackest spoke Sordello and replied Palma with none to listen. " 'Tis your cause: What makes a Ghibellin? There should be laws--(Remember how my youth escaped! I trust To you for manhood, Palma! tell me just As any child)--there must be laws at work 900 Explaining this. Assure me, good may lurk Under the bad, --my multitude has part In your designs, their welfare is at heart With Salinguerra, to their interest Refer the deeds he dwelt on, --so divest Our conference of much that scared me. Why Affect that heartless tone to Tito? I Esteemed myself, yes, in my inmost mind This morn, a recreant to my race--mankind O'erlooked till now: why boast my spirit's force, 910--Such force denied its object? why divorce These, then admire my spirit's flight the same As though it bore up, helped some half-orbed flame Else quenched in the dead void, to living space? That orb cast off to chaos and disgrace, Why vaunt so much my unencumbered dance, Making a feat's facilities enhance Its marvel? But I front Taurello, one Of happier fate, and all I should have done. He does; the people's good being paramount 920 With him, their progress may perhaps account For his abiding still; whereas you heard The talk with Tito--the excuse preferred For burning those five hostages, --and broached By way of blind, as you and I approached, I do believe." She spoke: then he, " My thought Plainlier expressed! All to your profit--naught Meantime of these, of conquests to achieve For them, of wretchedness he might relieve While profiting your party. Azzo, too, 930 Supports a cause: what cause? Do Guelft pursue Their ends by means like yours, or better?" When The Guelfs were proved alike, men weighed with men, And deed with deed, blaze, blood, with blood and...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656903
  • 9781236656902