'Thoughts and Words'; In Three Volumes for Private Circulation Volume 2

'Thoughts and Words'; In Three Volumes for Private Circulation Volume 2

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...muster? and this throng of chiefs? Sneer. Pray, Mr. Puff, how came Sir Christopher Hatton never to ask that question before? Puff. What, before the play began?--how the plague could he? Dangle. That's true, i' faith. Puff. But you will hear what he thinks of the matter. Sir Christopher. Alas! my noble friend, when I behold yon tented plains in martial symmetry arrayed; when I count o'er yon glittering lines of crested warriors, where the proud steed's neigh and valour-breathing trumpet's shrill appeal responsive vibrate on my listening ear; when virgin Majesty herself I view, like her protecting Pallas, veiled in steel, with graceful confidence exhort to arms! when, briefly, all I hear or see bears stamp of martial vigilance and stern defence, I cannot but surmise--forgive, my friend, if the conjecture's rash--I cannot but surmise the state some danger apprehends. Sneer. A very cautious conjecture that! Puff. Yes, that's his character--not to give an opinion but on secure grounds--now then. Sir Walter. O most accomplished Christopher, I find thy staunch sagacity still tracks the future in the fresh print of the o'ertaken past. Puff. Figurative! Sir Walter. Thy fears are just. Sir Christopher. But where? whence? when? and what the danger is--methinks I fain would learn. Sir Walter. You know, my friend, scarce two revolving suns, and three revolving moons have closed their course since haughty Philip, in despite of peace, with hostile hand hath struck at England's trade. Sir Christopher. I know it well. Sir Walter. Philip, you know, is proud Iberia's king. Sir Christopher. He is. Sir Walter. His subjects in base bigotry and catholic oppression held; while we, you know, the protestant persuasion hold. Sir Christopher. We do. Sir Walter. You know, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492528
  • 9781236492524