Tamburlaine the Great Volume 1

Tamburlaine the Great Volume 1

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Excerpt: ...my loving followers, Now may we see Damascus' lofty towers, Like to the shadows of Pyramides That with their beauties grace 209 the Memphian fields. The golden stature 210 of their feather'd bird, 211 That spreads her wings upon the city-walls, Shall not defend it from our battering shot: The townsmen mask in silk and cloth of gold, And every house is as a treasury; The men, the treasure, and the town are 212 ours. THERIDAMAS. Your tents of white now pitch'd before the gates, And gentle flags of amity display'd, I doubt not but the governor will yield, Offering Damascus to your majesty. TAMBURLAINE. So shall he have his life, and all the rest: But, if he stay until the bloody flag Be once advanc'd on my vermilion tent, He dies, and those that kept us out so long; And, when they see me march in black array, With mournful streamers hanging down their heads, Were in that city all the world contain'd, Not one should scape, but perish by our swords. ZENOCRATE. Yet would you have some pity for my sake, Because it is my country 213 and my father's. TAMBURLAINE. Not for the world, Zenocrate, if I have sworn.show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236722175
  • 9781236722171