Velasco; A Tragedy, in Five Acts

Velasco; A Tragedy, in Five 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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...red orb Is poised in yellow mist above the west: A storm is in those vapours. Hark! a step! He comes! victorious! he has effaced, From the escutcheon of our noble house The only stain that ever marr'd its whiteness. (Enter Velasco, gazing distractedly on his drawn sword.) Welcome! thou hast discharged a sacred duty! VELASCO. Look there! it is his blood! Gonzalez' blood! He was the father of my Izidora! The parent fount, whence flow'd the ruby stream, That circles in her fine, translucent veins! "Tis the same blood that warms her innocent heart; That paints the rose-leaf on her dainty cheek; That mantles in her blush, when maiden pride Checks the betrayal of her guileless love! Her love! Oh! Heavens! what claim have I to that! I, who have slain her father! I have done A double murder! may a double curse Fall on my head! for, when th' infernal steel Was levell'd at his breast, full well I knew, That it would reach through him to Izidora! With vehement emotion. 'Twas thou! 'twas thou! who forced me to this deed! Oh! is not this satiety of vengeance? Now, to reward thy son, be merciful, Gives De Lerma his sword. And turn the point, on which those sanguine drops Plead, like the tears of orphans, for my suit, Turn it against this desolaied heart! I kneel to thee! I ask it of thy mercy. DE LERMA. Up! up! Velasco. Be the hero still; Curb these unruly passions. Thou hast made A worthy offering on the shrine of honour. Much comfort yet remains for thee, my son. VELASCO. Honour! what frigid bigotry it is! Comfort! no more, oh! never more, shall I Know the soft comfort of a mind at ease! DE LERMA. Wilt thou afflict me by thy grief's excess? VELASCO. Her father's death--that sure had been enough To prostrate her young joys and bow her soul In agony of...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514742
  • 9781236514745