The Dramatic Works Of Mary Russell Mitford Volume 1

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byMary Russell Mitford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...impatience, Julian; Produce the child. Howe'er thou may deny Allegiance to the king, obey thy father. VOL. I. K Jul. I had a father. Melfi. Ha! Jul. But he gave up Faith, loyalty, and honour, and pure fame, And his own son. Melfi. My son! Jul. I loved him once, And dearly. Still too dearly! But with all That burning, aching, passionate old love Wrestling within my breast; even face to face; Those eyes upon me; and that trembling hand Thrilling my very heart strings--Take it off! In mercy take it off!--Still I renounce thee. Thou hast no son. I have no father. Go Down to a childless grave. Melfi. Even from the grave A father's curse may reach thee, clinging to thee Cold as a dead man's shroud, shadowing thy days, Haunting thy dreams, and hanging, a thick cloud, 'Twixt thee and Heaven. Then, when perchance thine own Small prattling pretty ones shall climb thy knee And bid thee bless them, think of thy dead father, And groan as thou dost now. Guns again. Hark! 'tis the hour! I must away. Back to thy chamber, son, And choose if I shall curse thee. Exit Melfi. Jul. Did he curse me? Did he? Am I that withered, blasted wretch? Is that the fire that burns my brain? Not yet! Oh, do not curse me yet! He's gone. The boy! The boy! Rushes out. END OF ACT II. ACT III. SCENE I. A Magnificent Cathedral. A Gothic Monument in the Foreground, with Steps round it, and the Figure of an Old Warrior on the top. D'alba, Leanii, Valore, Calvi, and other Nobles. Calvi. Where stays the King? Leahti. He's robing to assume The Crown. Calvi. What a gloom reigns in the Cathedral! Where are the people, who should make and grace This pageant? Valore. 'Tis too sudden. D'alba. Saw ye not How coldly, as the slow procession moved, Men's eyes were fixed upon him? Silently We...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...impatience, Julian; Produce the child. Howe'er thou may deny Allegiance to the king, obey thy father. VOL. I. K...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217754279

ISBN - 13:9780217754279

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