Swinborne, A.C. Chastelard, a Tragedy

Swinborne, A.C. Chastelard, 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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...the grace to save men. Let fame go--I care not much what shall become of fame, So I save love and do mine own soul right; I'll have my mercy help me to revenge On all the crew of them. How will he look, Having my pardon! I shall have sweet thanks And love of good men for my mercy's love--Yea, and be quit of these I hate to death, With one good deed. Enter the Maries. MARY BEATON. Madam, the lords are here. QUEEN. Stand you about me, I will speak to them. I would the whole world stood up in my face And heard what I shall say. Bid them come in. Enter Murray, Randolph, Morton, Lindsay, and other Lords. Hear you, fair lords, I have a word to you; There is one thing I would fain understand--If I be queen or no; for by my life Methinks I am growing unqueenly. No man speak? Pray you take note, sweet lord ambassador, I am no queen: I never was born queen; Alack, that one should fool us in this wise! Take up my crown, sir, I will none of it Till it hath bells on as a fool's cap hath. Nay, who will have it? no man take it up? Was there none worthy to be shamed but I? Here are enow good faces, good to crown; Will you be king, fair brother? or you, my lord? Give me a spinner's curch, a wisp of reed, Any mean thing; but, God's love, no more gold, And no more shame: let boys throw dice for it, Or cast it to the grooms for tennis-play, For I will none. MURRAY. What would your highness have? QUEEN. Yea, yea, I said I was no majesty; I shall be shortly fallen out of grace. What would I have? I would have leave to live; Perchance I shall not shortly: nay, for me That have no leave to respite other lives To keep mine own life were small praise enow. MURRAY. Your majesty hath power to respite men, As we well wot; no man saith otherwise. QUEEN. What, is this true?...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517148
  • 9781236517142