Tete-D'Or; A Play in Three Acts

Tete-D'Or; A Play in Three Acts

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...that you may give it to me. That supreme power may be mine to do everything and to have everything. For who shall fix the limits of the intelligence and the place where it is stayed, and who shall set a bound to the power of its arm? Let nothing in the world escape me when I pronounce the sacred word! And as that burning king, the heart, Is throned in the midst of the lungs that envelop him, Receiving all the blood in himself and sending it out again through his gates, Even so it is that the contemplation of my intellect was made To establish itself on a royal seat, on the throne of the memory and the will. It is my wish To reign. (Murmur. Exclamations. The sound of words whispered from one to another. The King: Tete-d'or... The Tribune Of The People: Let me! I will reply to him. (The Man Out OF Office makes an exclamation. The gO-BETWEEN seems disturbed and agitated and looks to left and right. The Schoolmaster (with a grimace): This young man is utterly mad! The High Prefect: Hmm! He has the army back of him. (The Tribune Of The People looks at them out of the corner of his eye. The Tribune Of The People (to Tete-d'or): If I have rightly understood what you just said, young man, you are asking for absolute power. Tete-d'or: Yes. You have understood rightly. (Murmur. The Tribune Of The People: You heard! It was not I who put the words in his mouth! Listen to me, young man, your success has destroyed your sense of proportion. Gently! You yourself have informed us of all that you imagine You have done (very loudly) for your native land, And that it was not done through any love you bore her, And thus you doubly spare us The trouble of thanking you. You have done it all Alone! I take you to witness, gentlemen! Alone! But science declares, young...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678907
  • 9781236678904