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Paperback | January 15, 2012

byAlgernon Charles Swinburne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... marino faliebo. (fbom the tragedy of mahino faliebo; act H. scene I.) Marino Faliero, the octogenarian Doge of Venice, hears from his nephew and adopted son of a deadly insult offered to the reputation of his young wife by a nobleman whom he has publicly disgraced for misconduct in public. Makino Faliebo and the Duchess. Faliero. It does not please thee, then, if silence have Speech, and if thine speak true, to hear me praise Bertuccio? Has my boy deserved of thee 111? or what ails thee when I praise him? Duchess. Sir, How should it hurt me that you praise--Faliero. My son, Mine, more than once my brother's: how, indeed? Duchess. Have I the keeping of your loves in charge To unseal or seal their utterance up, my lord? Faliero. Again, thy lord! I am lord of all save thee. Duchess. You are sire of all this people. Faliero. Nay, by Christ, A bitter brood were mine then, and thyself Mismated worse than April were with snow Or January with harvest, being his bride Who bore so dire a charge of fatherhood. Thou, stepmother of Venice? and this hand. That could not curb nor guide against its will A foot that fell but heavier than a dove's, What power were in it to hold obedience fast, Laid on the necks of lions? Duchess. Why, men say The lion will stoop not save to ladies' hands, But such as mine may lead him. Faliero. Thine? I think The very wolf would kiss and rend it not. Duchess. The very sea-wolf? Faliero. Verily, so meseems. Duchess. For so the strong sea-lion of Venice doth. Faliero. This is a perilous beast whereof thousayest So sweet a thing so far from like to be--A horrible and a fiend-faced shape, men call The lion of the waters. Duchess. But St. Mark Holds his in leash of love more fast, my lord, Than ever...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... marino faliebo. (fbom the tragedy of mahino faliebo; act H. scene I.) Marino Faliero, the octogenarian Doge of Venice, hears from his...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217046118

ISBN - 13:9780217046114

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