Wallenstein and William Tell

Wallenstein and William Tell

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...several corps Marshal themselves, each under its own banners Tiefenbach's corps make threat'ning movements; only The Pappenheimers still remain aloof In their own quarters, and let no one enter. WALLENSTEIN. Does Piccolomkii appear among them? TERZKY. We are seeking him: he is nowhere to be met with. WALLENSTEIN. What did the Aide-de-Camp deliver to you? TERZKY. My regiments had despatch'd him; yet once more They swear fidelity to thee, and wait The shout for onset, all prepared, and eager WALLENSTEIN. But, whence arose this larum in the camp? It should have been kept secret from the army, Till fortune had decided for us at Prague. TERZKY. 0 that thou hadst believed me! Tester evening Did we conjure thee not to let that skulker. That fox, Octavio, pass the gates of Pilsen. Thou gavest him thy own horses to flee from thee WALLENSTEIN. The old tune still! Now, once for all, no more Of this suspicion--it is doting folly. TERZKY. Thou didst confide in Isolani too; And lo! he was the first that did desert thee WALLENSTEIN. It was but yesterday I rescued him From abject wretchedness. Let that go by; 1 never reckon'd yet on gratitude. And wherein doth he wrong in going from me? He follows still the god whom all his life He has worshipp'd at the gaming-table. With My fortune, and my seeming destiny, He made the bond, and broke it not with me I am but the ship in which his hopes were stow'd And with the which, well-pleased and confident, He traversed the open sea; now he beholds it In eminent jeopardy among the coast-rocks, And hurries to preserve his wares. As light As the free bird from the hospitable twig Where it had nested, he flies off from me: No human tie is snapp'd betwixt us two Yea, he deserves to find himself deceived Who geeks a heart...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675834X
  • 9781236758347