The Dramatic Works And Poems Of James Shirley (volume 1)

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byJames Shirley

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... But live upon his clear and honest truth, And if Jacinta have not valued him, Find his own estimation in some other By fair and noble courtship. Virtue is Above the gaudy shine of gold; and if My son love where his honour cannot suffer, The want of dower I can forgive. Fer. You now Read excellent charity, and, like a father, It is the harmony I would hear; I chide My fears, that did suspect you would prefer Wealth in a bride. There is no beauty or estate compar'd To that resulteth from the soul: I dare Now ope this narrow closet, and present The name I love above the world; it is, Sir, Felisarda, equal in her blood, Within whose virtuous poverty More treasures are contain'd, than in those veins Of earth, which, open'd by our slaves, do bleed Such floods of gold into the lap of Spain. Pardon my long concealment of her name, 'Twas sin against your virtue, and once more Speak in that blessed language, I may hope To call this virgin mine. Ram. How long have you Been taken with this female holiness? Fer. Before Jacinta was propounded, this Took firm possession of my faith. Ram. Thou hast Discover'd thy destruction, foolish boy! Was this your policy to be reveng'd Upon Jacinta, whom my providence Elected to preserve our name and family, To doat upon a beggar! Thou hast flung A fire into my brain; either resolve To perfect my commands, and, throwing off That trifle thou hast prais'd, prefer Jacinta To the best seat within thy heart, and marry her, Or live a stranger to me, and divested Of all those rights which nature and thy birth Have flatter'd thee with hope to find; expect not, Alive, the stipend of a groom to feed thee, Nor, dead, the naked charity of a shroud To hide thee from the worms. Fer. O, sir, call back That murdering sentence; it were sin to let Thi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... But live upon his clear and honest truth, And if Jacinta have not valued him, Find his own estimation in some other By fair and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217118151

ISBN - 13:9780217118156

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