The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson Volume . 6
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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... by the blessed saints--these ' liaises her hands. Lady Giovanna. Marriages? I shall never marry again! Elisabetta (rises and turns'). Shame on her then! Vol. vi. u Lady Giovanna. Where is the Count? Elisabetta. Just gone To fly his falcon. Lady Giovanna. Call him back and say I come to breakfast with him. Elisabetta. Holy mother! To breakfast! Oh sweet saints! one plate of prunes! Well, Madam, I will give your message to him. Exit. Lady Giovanna. His falcon, and I come to ask for his falcon, The pleasure of his eyes--boast of his hand--Pride of his heart--the solace of his hours--His one companion here--nay, I have heard That, thro' his late magnificence of living And this last costly gift to mine own self, Shows diamond necklace. He hath become so beggar'd, that his falcon Ev'n wins his dinner for him in the field. That must be talk, not truth, but truth or talk, How can I ask for his falcon? Rises and moves as she speaks. O my sick boy! My daily fading Florio, it is thou Hath set me this hard task, for when I say What can I do--what can I get for thee? He answers, 'Get the Count to give me his falcon, And that will make me well.' Yet if I ask, He loves me, and he knows I know he loves me! Will he not pray me to return his love--To marry him?--pause)--I can never marry him. His grandsire struck my grandsire in a brawl At Florence, and my grandsire stabb'd him there. The feud between our houses is the bar I cannot cross; I dare not brave my brother, Break with my kin. My brother hates him, scorns The noblest-natured man alive, and I--Who have that reverence for him that I scarce Dare beg him to receive his diamonds back--How can I, dare I, ask him for his falcon? Puts diamonds in her casket. Re-enter Count and Filippo. Count turns to Filippo....
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