The Works of Lord Byron Including His Suppressed Poems

The Works of Lord Byron Including His Suppressed Poems

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...thus behold me Torn from thee? SALEMENES. Nay--then all is lost again, If that this moment is not gain'd. ZARINA. My brain turns--My eyes fail--where is he? She faints. Sardanapalus (advancing). No--set her down--She's dead--and you have slain her. SALEMENES. T is the mere Faintness of o'er-wrought passion: in the air She will recover. Pray, keep back.--Aside. 1 must Avail myself of this sole moment to Bear her to where her children are cmbark'd, 1 the royal galley on the river. salemenes hears her off SARDANAPALUS (solus). This too--And this too must I suffer--I, who never Inflicted purposely on human hearts A voluntary pang! But that is false--She loved me, and I loved her. Fatal passion! Why dost thou not expire at once in hearts Which thou hast lighted up at once? Zarina! I must pay dearly for the desolation Now brought upon thee. Had I never loved But thee, I should have been an unopposed Monarch of honouring nations. To what gulphs A single deviation from the track Of human duties leads even those who claim The homage of mankind as their born due, And find it, till they forfeit it themselves! Enter Myrrba. SARDANAPALUS. You here! Who calFd you? MYRRBA. No one--but I heard Far off a voice of wail and lamentation, And thought SABDANAPALUS. It forms no portion of your duties To enter here till sought for. MYRRBA. Though I might. Perhaps, recal some softer words of yours (Although they too were chiding), which reproved me, ltecau.se I ever dreaded to intrude; Resisting my own wish and your injunction To heed no time nor presence, but approach you Uncall'd for: I retire. SABDANAPALUS. Yet, stay--being here. I pray you pardon me: events have sour'd me Till I wax peevish--heed it not: I shall Soon be myself again. HYBRRA. I wait with patience, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 732 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,284g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585011
  • 9781236585011