Launcelot Of The Lake, A Tragedy

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byChristopher James Riethmüller

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...harm thee, for the favour Of any prince on earth!, (Exit.) Sir Gaheris. What shall we do? Sir Gareth. Brother! we cannot choose but keep our oath Of fealty and obedience. Though sore-tempted, We may not, like Sir Gawin, set aside All obligations both as knights and subjects, Out of a tender pity. Pardon us, madam! We must fulfil our mission. Gwenever. It is well! What more remains? Sir Gareth. Upon ourselves we take, To give thee some brief span of needful time For solemn shrift, and ghostly comforting, That, houselled and absolved, thy rescued soul May wing its upward flight. GWENEVER. Yes! to heaven's throne, Seeking the justice men denied me here. Sir Gareth. Think of repentance!--Guards, attend your prisoner! We will go fetch a priest. GWENEVER. I shall be ready. How soon I care not! (Exeunt. SCENE II.--A Forest Glade. Enter Sir Launcelot, Sir Launcelot. Here is the place--here is the spreading oak; High noon is past. Will my friends fail me now? They would have come thus far to say farewell, If hut an idle jaunt, or summer pilgrimage, Or knightly feat of arms, had called me hence: But will they do this kindness for an outlaw--A banished man, black with the stain of treason? Alas! that one dark rumour should efface The memory of a life, cancelling whole years Of bright, unblemished honour; that false tongues, Aided by circumstance, should have the power To rend the glorious panoply of truth, And stab the faithful bosom!--O 'tis hard, To have struggled with the tempter, and subdued Temptation--yet to bear as deep a brand, As that, which marked the first-born murderer's guilt, Here, on this burning brow!--Still--better thus, Than to be guilty of the imputed crime, And so deserve my fate! But where is Gwenever? May she not be exposed to...

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...harm thee, for the favour Of any prince on earth!, (Exit.) Sir Gaheris. What shall we do? Sir Gareth. Brother! ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217858155

ISBN - 13:9780217858151

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