Scenes From Old Playbooks; Arranged As An Introduction To Shakespeare

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byPercy Simpson

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... An episode in the wars of the early Britons with the Romans. Queen Bonduca (or Boadicea) is fighting against Suetonius Paulinus. Her bravest and ablest warrior is her brotherin-law Caratach. Scene I. The Lesson Of Victory. Enter Boadicea and her Daughters, her nephew Hengo, Nennius, and soldiers; all rejoicing. Bonduca has a captured eagle, and the soldiers have Roman spoils. Bonduca. The hardy Romans!--Oye gods of Britain!--The rust of arms, the blushing shame of soldiers! Are these the men that conquer by inheritance? The fortune-makers? Caratach enters quietly behind. These the Julians, That with the sun measure the end of nature, 5 Making the world but one Rome and one Caesar? Shame, how they flee! Caesar's soft soul dwells in 'em, These Roman girls!--dare they send these to seek us? Twice we have beat 'em, Nennius, scattered 'em: A woman beat 'em, Nennius; a weak woman, 10 A woman beat these Romans! Caratach. So it seems; A man would shame to talk so. Bonduca turning angrily. Who's that? Bonduca. Cousin, do you grieve my fortunes? If I grieve, 'tis the bearing of your fortunes; You put too much wind to your sail. Bonduca stamps And hardy valour are the twins of honour, And, nursed together, make a conqueror; Divided, but a talker. 'Tis a truth That Rome has fled before us twice, and routed; A truth we ought to thank the gods for, lady, ao And not our tongues, s c By JOHN FLETCHER Caratach. No, Bonduca; Bonduca. My valiant cousin, is it foul to say What liberty and honour bid us do, And what the gods allow us? Caratach. No, Bonduca; So what we say exceed not what we do. 25 You call the Romans 'fearful, fleeing Romans And 'Roman girls '--does this become a doer? Bonduca. They are no more. Caratach. Where is your conquest, then? Why are your altars crow...

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... An episode in the wars of the early Britons with the Romans. Queen Bonduca (or Boadicea) is fighting against Suetonius Paulinu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217044352

ISBN - 13:9780217044356

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