Francesca Da Rimini (Google eBook)

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Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1902 - Italian drama - 223 pages
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Page viii - But who is this, what thing of sea or land ? Female of sex it seems, That, so bedecked, ornate, and gay, Comes this way, sailing Like a stately ship Of Tarsus, bound for the isles Of Javan or Gadire, With all her bravery on, and tackle trim, Sails filled, and streamers waving...
Page ix - SPACE and dread and the dark Over a livid stretch of sky Cloud-monsters crawling, like a funeral train Of huge, primeval presences Stooping beneath the weight Of some enormous, rudimentary grief ; While in the haunting loneliness The far sea waits and wanders with a sound As of the trailing skirts of Destiny, Passing unseen To some immitigable end With her grey henchman, Death.
Page 220 - It says Here in the book, here where you have not read : " We have been one life; it were a seemly thing That we be also one death." PAOLO. Let the book Be closed ! [He rises, closes the book on the reading desk. and blows out the taper.] And read in it no more. Not there Our destiny is written, but in the stars, That palpitate above As your throat palpitates, Your wrists, your brow, Perhaps because they were your garland once, Your necklet when you went Burningly through the ways of heaven? From...
Page 174 - The way of the seashore? [GIANCIOTTO is moody, while he follows FRANCESCA towards the spread table. He takes off his basnet, unclasps his gorget, and gives them to his wife, who sets them down on a seat, with sudden graceful movements, talking rapidly]. You will have all the freshness of the night. It is September, and the nights are soft; Just before midnight the moon rises. When Do you reach Pesaro, Messere il Podesta?
Page 220 - Here in the book, here where you have not read: "We have been one life; it were a seemly thing That we be also one death." PAOLO. Let the book Be closed! (He rises, closes the book on the reading desk, and blows out the taper.) And read in it no more. Not there Our destiny is written, but in the stars, That palpitate above As your throat palpitates, Your wrists, your brow, Perhaps because they were your garland once, Your necklet when you went Burningly through the ways of Heaven? From what Vineyard...
Page 218 - Come, come, Francesca! Many hours of gladness We have before us, With the wild melody of unknown winds And the swift ravishment of solitude In fire, and the violent River without a goal, And the immortal thirst; But now this hour that flies Fills me with lust to live A thousand lives, In the quiver of the air that kisses you, In the short breath of the sea, In the fury of the world, That not one thing Of all the infinite things That are in you Lie hid from me, And I die not before I have ploughed...
Page 47 - SAMARITANA itA a sudden alarm, clinging closer to her sister]. Francesca, Where are you going, who is taking you? FRANCESCA. Ah, you awaken me. [The song pauses. The WOMEN turn their backs, looking down into the other court. They seem to be on the watch. The twi-horned headdresses and the tall distaffs shine in the sun, and now and then there is a whispering and rustling of lips and garments in the clear sunlight.] SAMARITAN A.
Page 152 - Smaragdi ! [The SLAVE goes out.] [After a few moments, a hand raises the curtain, and PAOLO MALATESTA appears. The door closes behind him. As PAOLO and FRANCESCA gaze at one another, for a moment, without finding words, both change colour. The sound of Music dies away through the. palace. The room is gilded by the rays of the setting sun, which shine through the long window.] Francesco.
Page 56 - Adonella. Come quickly. It is your betrothed Who is passing. Biancofiore. He is passing through the court, He is with your brother, Messer Ostasio; And here too is Ser Toldo Berardengo, The notary, he is with them. Alda. Here, here! Madonna Francesca, come up quickly. He is there, he is there! [FRANCESCA goes hastily up the stairs. SAMARITANA is about to follow her, but stops, overcome.] Adonella [pointing him out to FRANCESCA, who Icans ever to ioofc].

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