Thrytho; A Drama [in Verse. With "death And Dream Songs"]

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byE. Hamilton Moore

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... Act V. SCENE I. The Mead Hall. A great fire bums on the hearth. It is the hour of sunset. Three Aged Women sit spinning. 1st Woman. There rode, ere dawning, towards the forest land, A company of warriors armed for fight. 2nd Woman. I heard they go to seek the rebel earls. 3rd Woman. Ill-omened wedlock that is sealed with blood! 1st Woman. Sorrow befall the union of strange faiths! 2nd Woman. Fate weaves the marriage garb with flecks of red! 1st Woman. When comes the Lady Thrytho? 2nd Woman. Who can say? 3rd Woman. She walks alone. Who knows what thoughts are hers? 2nd Woman. The task she set draws swiftly to its close. 1st Woman. Ay, swift as life! Rise, let us leave our wheels, Elfrida comes.... 2nd Woman. Say, what shall be her share? 3rd Woman. One of these three, and store of heavy tears. Enter Elfrida. Elfrida. Ye weave strange texture--say, what robe is this? I prithee, Mother, tell me? 1st Woman. 'Tis a shroud. Exit. Elfrida. O Christ! strange work--ill omened is thy wheel. What is thy task? 2nd Woman. I weave the bridal rohe. Exit. Elfrida. O all too true--this union's knit by death! And thou? 3rd Woman. Maiden, I weave what no man knows, And these spin to my bidding, and fill in The pattern of my weaving. Exit. Elfhida (alone). O my heart Is heavy with strange sorrow, and their words, Too well attuned to this fateful hour, Increase its bitterness.... And yet I have a hope, a glimmering hope! What meant my uncle's whisper? Must I think I did but dream?.... He could not mock me, sure: A night and yet a day, and when the night Is come again, comes he who went from thee Three days agone a Scop, a Scop no more. A Scop no more... Another than I show... Another!--then a greater? One whose love Is mine by right? Then this were--Ethelbert! Aye! iEthelbert...

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... Act V. SCENE I. The Mead Hall. A great fire bums on the hearth. It is the hour of sunset. Three Aged Women sit spinning. 1st W...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217406459

ISBN - 13:9780217406451

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