The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Volume 1

The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Volume 1

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...then! You must ne'er see me more. Cle. Why? Stay, dear Siphax! My anger's past; I'll hear you speak. Sip. Oh, sister! Cle. Out with it, man! Sip. Oh, I have drank my mischief. Cle. Ha! what? Sip. My destruction; In at mine eyes I have drank it. Oh, the princess! The rare sweet princess! Cle. How, fool, the rare princess! Was it the princess that thou saidst? Sip. The princess. Cle. Thou dost not love her, sure? thou darest not! Sip. Yes, By Heaven! Cle. Yes, by Heaven? I know thou darest not. The princess? 'Tis thy life, the knowledge of it; Presumption that will draw into it all thy kindred, And leave 'em slaves and succourless. The princess? Why, she's a sacred thing, to see and worship, Fixed from us as the sun is, high, and glorious, To be adored, not doted on. Desire things pos-sible, Thou foolish young man; nourish not a hope Will hale thy heart out. Sip. 'Tis my destiny, And I know both disgrace and death will quit it, If it be known. Cle. Pursue it not then, Siphax; Get thee good wholesome thoughts may nourish Go home and pray. thee; Sip. I cannot. Cle. Sleep then, Siphax, And dream away thy doting. Sip. I must have her, Or you no more your brother. Work, Cleanthe j Work, and work speedily, or I shall die, wench. Cle. Die then; I dare forget Farewell! Sip. Farewell, sister; Farewell for ever! See me buried. Cle. Stay; Pray, stay!--He's all my brothers No way, Siphax? No other woman? Sip. None, none; she, or sinking. Cle. Go, and hope well; my life I'll venture for thee, And all my art; a woman may work miracles. No more! Pray heartily against misfortunes, For much I fear a main one. Sip. I shall do it. Lftxrunt ACT SCENE I.--A Grove near MffTEMPLB Okvhnhs. Enter a PricsteHs of Venus and a Boy. Priest. Find bim by any means; and, good...show more

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  • Paperback | 654 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,148g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552377
  • 9781236552372