A Collection Of Poems; Chiefly Manuscript, And From Living Authors by Joanna BaillieA Collection Of Poems; Chiefly Manuscript, And From Living Authors by Joanna Baillie

A Collection Of Poems; Chiefly Manuscript, And From Living Authors

byJoanna Baillie

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1823. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... L1NDESAY. Aye, in his halls -- In his own halls, good father, that's the word In his own halls he slew him, while the wine Pass'd on the board between ! --The gallant thane, Who wreaked Mac Beth's inhospitable murder, Built not his cross to sanction deeds like these. BERKELEY. Thou say'st I came a guest; -- I came a victim -- A destined victim, train'd on to the doom His frantic jealousy prepar'd for me: He flx'd a quarrel on me, and we fought. Can I forget the form that came between us, And perish'd by his sword?--'Twas then I fought For vengeance -- until then I guarded life, But then I sought to take it, and prevail'd. LINDESAY. Wretch! thou didst dishonor, And then didst slay him. BERKELEY. There is a busy fiend tugs at my heart, But I will struggle with it. -- Youthful knight, My heart is sick of war, my hand of slaughter; I come not to my lordships or my land, But seek just so much earth in some cold cloister As I may kneel on living, and when dead Which may suffice to cover me. -- Forgive me th at I caus'd your brother's death; And I forgive thee the injurious terms With which thou taxest me. LINDESAY. Take worse and blacker;--murderer--adulterer-- Art thou not moved yet ? -- BERKELEY. Do not press me further; The hunted stag, even when he seeks the thicket, If forc'd to stand at bay, grows dangerous! -- Most true, thy brother perish'd by my hand, And if you term it murther, I will bear it. Thus far my patience can -- but if thou brand The purity of yonder martyr'd saint, Whom thus my sword but poorly did avenge, With one injurious word, come to the valley, And I will show thee how it shall be answer'd. -- NINIAN. This heat, lord Berkeley, doth but ill accord With thy late pious patience. -- BERKELEY. Father, forgive, and let me stand excused To Heaven an...
Title:A Collection Of Poems; Chiefly Manuscript, And From Living AuthorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021766833X

ISBN - 13:9780217668330