Alasco; A Tragedy, In Five Acts

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byMartin Archer Shee

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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. 1824. Excerpt: ... CONKAD. My ever honored master! ALASCO. My friend! my faithful friend! well hast thou earned That title! but say how--or wherefore here? And why this deadly conflict with Malinski? CONRAD. The ruffian would have stabbed thee in thy sleep!--But now the hour's too precious to explain;--"Thanks to my lucky stars, and Jerome's aid! "The dagger has been foiled.--We now must baulk "The scaffold;--haste then, my friend! and follow me. This opening, thro' a secret passage, leads To life and liberty. ALASCO. Conrad! the die is cast!--. "For thy advent'rous zeal, my friend! in this "Sad crisis of my fortunes, as for all "The kindness thou hast lavished on my life, "Take all I've now to give--my thanks--my tears "That start in fond remembrance of thy friendship. COKBAD. "Then, by our early friendship, I conjure thee! "Trust to my guidance now"--a moment's pause May baffle all our hopes. ALASCO. My hopes, alas Are buried with my country's--I have turned me round, To look on every aspect of this world, And all is darkness. I would leave a scene, Where virtue hoodwinked cannot see her way;--Where she mistakes her ends, and instruments;--By her own scruples mars her best intents, And on the web of Fortune, works out ruin. CONRAD. Wilt thou not fly from death?--a death like this! A public show!--exposed upon a scaffold! ALASCO. There was a time, when I had shrunk like thee, From such an end;--to shun it, would, I fear, Have rushed on self-destruction--that false pride Reflection puffed away with other follies. When heroes fall--when sages feel the axe,--And martyr8 die, for faith, or liberty, "The scaffold is a rostrum raised on high, "Whence public virtue speaks to tyrants' hearts, "And her last looks appal them."--Then, my friend! The blood stained board becomes a glor...

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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. 1824. Excerpt: ... CONKAD. My ever honored master! ALASCO. My friend! my faithful friend! well hast thou earned That title! but say how--or where...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217770568

ISBN - 13:9780217770569

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