The Dramatic Works Of John Dryden (volume 7)

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byJohn Dryden

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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.1882 Excerpt: ... Ant. O thou pretty little heart, art thou flown hither? I'll keep it warm, I warrant it, and brood upon it in the new nest--But now for my treasure trove, that's wrapt up in the handkerchief; no peeping here, though I long to be spelling her Arabic scrawls and pot-hooks. But I must carry off my prize as robbers do, and not think of sharing the booty before I am free from danger, and out of eye-shot from the other windows. If her wit be as poignant as her eyes, I am a double slave. Our northern beauties are mere dough to these; insipid white earth, mere tobacco-pipe clay, with no more soul and motion in them than a fly in winter. Here the warm planet ripens and sublimes The well-baked beauties of the southern climes. Our Cupid 's but a bungler in his trade; His keenest arrows are in Afric made. Exit. ACT III. SCENE I.--A Terrace Walk, or some other public place in the Castle of Aicazar. Enter Emperor Muley-moluch, and Benducar. Emp. Married! 11l not believe it; 'tis im-posture; Improbable they should presume to attempt, Impossible they should effect their wish. Bend. Have patience, till I clear it Emp. I have none: Go bid our moving plains of sand lie still, And stir not, when the stormy south blows high: From top to bottom thou hast tossed my soul, And now 'tis in the madness of the whirl, Requir'st a sudden stop? unsay thy lie; That may in time do somewhat Bend. I have done: For, since it pleases you it should be forged, 'Tis fit it should: far be it from your slave To raise disturbance in your sacred breast Emp. Sebastian is my slave as well as thou; Nor durst offend my love by that presumption. Bend. Most sure he ought not Emp. Then all means were wanting: No priest, no ceremonies of their sect; Or, grant we these defects could be supplied, How could our...

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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.1882 Excerpt: ... Ant. O thou pretty little heart, art thou flown hither? I'll keep it warm, I warrant it, and brood upon it in the new nest--But ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217626580

ISBN - 13:9780217626583

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