Adam And Caroline; Being A Sequel To Adam Of Dublin

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byConal O'riordan

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... Chapter Thirty-Eight MR TINKLER READS HIS PLAY When he had got used to the author's method of delivery, which made it difficult to guess which of the characters was supposed to be speaking, Adam liked Mr Tinkler's 'Deirdre of the Nine Hostages' pretty well. The opening of the play was moderately clear. King Conchobar had an interview with his wife in these terms: Conchobar: Remember, Deirdre, you are the High King's wife, and I am he. Deirdre: How could I forget? Do you not know that I have given nine hostages to you and Fate? Conchobar: Who is Fate? Is he some strolling player that frets an hour in the booths at the hurley matches? Deirdre: Conchobar, you jest with me. You love great laughter. Conchobar: I am all for greatness and broad jest. Subtlety is not for me. I have forgot how many hostages you gave me. Who am I to waste my time counting an endless flock? Write down their names in a fine hand in the Holy Book, and I will, some great day, perhaps, to come, commit the lot to memory. Yours and mine. Deirdre: They are all yours, Conchobar. Conchobar: I thought you were a widow when we married? Deirdre: I have counted only your children Conchobar: And they are nine. I had reckoned between seven and eight. But it becomes not a king to doubt his own greatness. Let them be seven score. What care I, if I am not disturbed at my writing? I will remember that you have said that they were nine. Let you remember to see, in times to come, that they are neither more nor less. For, if doubts creep in, I can be great even in doubt. Let you not forget this, Deirdre, and, above all, let you remember... Deirdre: What? Conchobar: Let you remember not to forget yourself with... Deirdre: Whom? Conchobar: Never let his name be spoken within the grove of the sacred tree of...

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... Chapter Thirty-Eight MR TINKLER READS HIS PLAY When he had got used to the author's method of delivery, which made it difficul...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217437559

ISBN - 13:9780217437554

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