Tragedy of Douglas with the Life of the Author and a Critique by Richard Cumberland Volume 12

Tragedy of Douglas with the Life of the Author and a Critique by Richard Cumberland Volume 12

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... we hope a betterjate. To please, and move, has been our jroqfs theme, Art may direct, but nature is his aim; And nature mi: s'd, in vain he boasts his art, For only nature can afecl the heart. Then freely judge the scenes that shall ensue; But as withfreedom, judge with candour too. He wouldnot lose, thro' prejudice, his cause; Nor would obtain, precariomly, applame. Impartial censure he requests from all, Prepar'd by just decrees to stand rrrfall. MANUEL, the King Q/.Granada. GoNsaLez, his Favourite. GARCIA, Son to Gonsalez. PeREa, .Captain (If the Guards. AmNzo, an Ofizcer, Oreature to Gonsalez. OSMYN, a noble Prisoner. HELI, a Prisoner, his Friend. BauM, an Eunuch. Women. ALMERIA, the 'Princess of Granada. ZARA, a Caplive.Q, ueen. LEoNoRA, chief Attendant on the Princess. Women, Eunuchs, and Mutes attending Zara, Guards, 8';-. Scene, GaarrAna. A Room of.State. '1' he Curtain rising slowly to 9,1: Music, dtscovers A LME RIA in llfourrdng, .LBo)nmA waiting in Mourning. After the Music, -ALMERI-A rises from her Chair, and comes forward. Almeria. M usrc has charms to sooth aIsavage.breast, To soften rocks, or bend=a knotted oak. 'I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, And, as with living souls, ha-vebeen inform"d B; magic numbers andpersuasive sound. hat then am I? Am I more senseless grown Than-trees or flint? 0, force of constant woe! 'Tis not in harmony to calm my griefs. Anselmo sleeps, and is at peace; last night The silent tomb receiv'd thegood old king; He and his sorrows now are safely lodg'd Within its cold, .but hospitable, bosom. Why am notll at peace? Leon. Dear madam, cease, -Or moderate your rief; there is no cause-----Alm. No cause!. eace, peace; more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873122
  • 9781236873125