The Early Poems Of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Comprising Voices Of The Night And Other Poems…

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byHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SPANISH STUDENT ACT I. SCENE I. The Count Of Lara's chambers. Night. The COUNT in his dressing-gown, smoking and conversing with Don Carlos. LARA. YOU were not at the play to-night, Don Carlos; How happened it? DON CARLOS. I had engagements elsewhere Pray who was there? LARA. Why, all the town and court . The house was crowded; and the busy fans Among the gayly dressed and perfumed ladies Fluttered like butterflies among the flowers. There was the Countess of Medina Celi; The Goblin Lady with her Phantom Lover, Her Lindo Don Diego; Don a Sol, And Dona Serafina, and her cousins. DON CARLOS. What was the play? LARA. It was a dull affair; One of those comedies in which you see, As Lope says, the history of the world Brought down from Genesis to the Day of Judg- ment . There were three duels fought in the first act, Three gentlemen receiving deadly wounds, Laying their hands upon their hearts, and saying, "O, I am dead!" a lover in a closet, An old hidalgo, and a gay Don Juan, A Dona Inez with a black mantilla, Followed at twilight by an unknown lover, Who looks intently where he knows she is not! DON CARLOS. Of course, the Preciosa danced to-night? LARA. And never better. Every footstep fell As lightly as a sunbeam on the water. I think the girl extremely beautiful. DON CARLOS. Almost beyond the privilege of woman! I saw her in the Prado yesterday. Her step was royal, -- queen-like, -- and her face As beautiful as a saint's in Paradise. LARA. May not a saint fall from her Paradise, And be no more a saint? DON CARLOS. Why do you ask? LARA. Because I have heard it said this angel fell, And, though she is a virgin outwardly, Within she is a sinner; like those panels Of doors and altar-pieces the old monks Painted in convents, with the Virgin Mary On the outside, a...

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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. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SPANISH STUDENT ACT I. SCENE I. The Count Of Lara's chambers. Night. The COUNT in his dressing-gown, smoking and conversing with ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217077552

ISBN - 13:9780217077552

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