Strafford; A Tragedy

Strafford; A Tragedy

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... speedily come true. THE CROWD. Again! Again! Read it again! Yes, yes, again we 'll hear it. Down with Stafford! England, thou that long hast borne--Stafford--Pilate! MILLARD. The knaves are stout; I love their noisy throats. Fowles. They say Lord Strafford's in the North. HUMPHRY PATCH. My friends, Hark ye, he 's here, and was at Court this morning. GROVER. If Strafford 's here--well, well. Good bye, good friends! I have some business in the city. JExit. Powles. So He 's fairly frighted. Lisle. Not without some reason. They pass, and another Group come on. FIRST CITIZEN. How is it that the leading gentlemen Of the true Commons do not come? HUMPHRY PATCH. How come 1 They 're come an hour ago; they 're hard at work Now in the House. Please Heaven before this evening We shall have ale a halfpenny the quart. SECOND CITIZEN. Instead of twopence; so, till now, three halfpence On every quart has gone to feed the Court. TIIIRD CITIZEN. What, will the Members brew with their own hands, And ale be sold in Westminster Hall by law? HUMPHRY PATCH. Nay, but suppose Lord Strafford cuts their throats, And makes us slaves again. FIRST CITIZEN. I 'd give an eye, That with the other I might look on Hampden. FIRST WOMAN. O! and there 's Master Pym, a godly man; His very name has a grand sound like thunder. SECOND WOMAN. And then there's Master St. John has a tongue That threshes like a flail. THIRD WOMAN. And Master Fiennes, That's a true lamb! He 'd roast alive the Bishops. HUMPHRY PATCH. If bloody Strafford were not such a tyrant. (Cries behind)--" No Strafford! Strafford--down with him! No Strafford! " THE CROWD. Strafford--he 's coming! Heavens! he 'll murder us! HUMPHRY PATCH. Well, if he conies, belike we can abide His angry looks, and give him stare for...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667980
  • 9781236667984