Thought and Word; And Ashby Manor, a Play in Two Acts

Thought and Word; And Ashby Manor, a Play in Two Acts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...but still he wa-ived his sword and shouted to's men. You lizzen, lady 1 N. I do indeed. Tom. Well--two of our troopers in vury o' battle rides at 'en vull butt--my measter here roars to hold hard--no use--spurs in at zame instant, jist in time to zave th' oul' fella and catch a bullet in's own swordarm. N. Doth the wound bleed 1 G. F. Not now, madam. Tom here, tho' he had a fall in the same melee, bandaged me cleverly. Tom. Lord be praised I weren't far off. N. And this officer whose life you saved? G. F. Both sides drew off--I saw or heard no more of him. N. 'Twas a good deed, sir; and on this, if no other argument, I'll make bold to give you harbour till evening. You can lock this door inside, and I will take order that none troubles you. You shall have meat and drink, and the wicket unbolted for your exit--at what hour 1 G. F. At eleven, madam, so please you. N. At eleven. Take this key. And now, fare you well, and may God keep you both. G. F. Farewell, madam--my heart thanks you, and while it beats, your kind and sweet compassion shall never be forgotten. One word more--may I crave your name 1 N. Naomi Radclyffe. G. F. Once heard and for ever; no need to write it down. Madam, farewell! She bows and moves away; he says in undertone. Fain had I sued for leave to kiss her hand; But that were too much daring. What are all The beauties of the Court compared with her 1 She glances round. Farewell!--and she is gone, perhaps for ever. Loud knocking and calling heard, at the gate; a body of Parliament troopers are wanting to come in. Fortescue and Tom at stable door listening. Naomi, almost off, turns and comes back hastily. N. In, and lock the door! G. F. But--N. In at once! They go in; clamour at gate increases. Voices outside. Hillo...
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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861892
  • 9781236861894