Ximena, Or, the Heroic Daughter; A Tragedy

Ximena, Or, the Heroic Daughter; A Tragedy

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...5 While fair Ximena, to adorn the wo, Bath'd his pale breathless body with her tears, Calling with cries forjustice on his head, Whose rueful hand had done the barbarous deed. The pitying crowd took part in her distress, And join'd her moving plaints for due revenge; While some, in kinder feeling of her griefs, Remov'd the mournful objeel from her eyes, And to the neighbouring convent bore the body, Which, when committed to the ztbbot's care, I left the pressing throng to._ell the news. King. Ximena's griefs are f0llow'd with our own; For tho' in some degree the haughty count Drew on himselfthe son's toojnst revenge, We cannot lose, without a deep concern, So true a subject, and so brave a. soldier: However pity may for Carlos plead, Death ends his failings, and demands our grief. Alan. Sir, here, in the tablets of th' unhappy count, In his own hand these written lineswere found. King. Reading. " Alvarez wrong'd me in my master's favour; Carlos is brave, and has deserv'd Ximena." Strange, generous spirit! now we pity theeE A/on. Behold, sir, where the lost Ximena comes, O'crwhelm'd with sorrow, to demand your justice, Enter XIMENA. Xim. Oh, sacred sir, forgive my grief's intrusion! ' Enter ALvAREZ, mzig/. I Hlv. Oh, turn, dread, royal master, turn your eyes, See on the earth your faithful soldier prostrate, VVhose honour's just revenge entreats your mercy I Xim. Oh, godlike nronarch, hear my louder cries'! /110. Oh, be not to the old and helpless deafl '. Xim. Revenge yourself, your violatedlaws. ' Q Alv. Support not vieence in rude aggressors. Xim. Be greatly good, and do the injur'd justice../Ilv. Be greater...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913035
  • 9781236913036