Robert de Bruce, an historical play [in verse]. by David GrahamRobert de Bruce, an historical play [in verse]. by David Graham

Robert de Bruce, an historical play [in verse].

byDavid Graham

Paperback | May 12, 2012

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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. 1884 Excerpt: ...To compass certain treasonable ends Herein set forth, hath with the writer Wickedly conspired for that accurse'd purpose. This may be true or false: we lack all proof; But, true or false, one thing is evident,--The writer is a very cursed villain, Having, if what he doth advance be true, Nurtured a dangerous conspiracy Merely for selfish ends; While, if 'tis false, he hath assayed to lead Into a bloody snare an innocent victim, All for damned covetise and hungry hate. Edward. You carry us perforce along with yo But yet, my lord, we never must forget 'Tis possible for the arch fiend himself To make true accusations, and to bring Relentless evidence in their support. Gloucester. Quite true, my liege. But On his accusations, on his evidence, Great is the needfulness of treble guard. That we've a fiend in court look further here! Witness the kind of peroration Unto this very Christian document.--According to this worthy gentleman, Bruce is--"As false as he's ambitious, and politic "And wily as he's false. Your grace "Hath proved all this "--et cetera, et cetera. And finally--Watch his devotion to your grace's throne--"As you do love your throne," quoth this fair Sir, "From out the palace gates oi Winchester "No more let Bruce go forth except in chains." This is, methinks, the jewel of all villains; Upon such charge and evidence as this I would be very loath e'en to suspect The motions of my bitterest enemy. Twenge. And, by our Lady! I agree with you. All toads and worms, and hundred-footed things, Yea, everything that wriggles in its gait Through its own slime, And spits and hisses in its natural life, Is cleanliness itself when once compared With this two-footed reptile. Famished hyaenas, scheming crocodiles, Have g...
Title:Robert de Bruce, an historical play [in verse].Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217791867

ISBN - 13:9780217791861