Ignez de Castro: A Tragedy in Five Acts; (as Contributed to Hood's Magazine) by the Author of "Rural Sonnets."

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H. Hurst, 1846 - 100 pages
 

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Page 20 - ... fans of peacocks' plumes, aloft, At either end, are wav'd by subtle means, And stir the air, and much refresh the eyes. The roof's festoon'd with evergreens ; beneath, Vases with flowers look fragrant as the morn. In six recesses, ceaseless fountains jet, Rose-scented showers, and sparkling — plac'd on high, Minstrels, with thrilling harp, and glorious verse, Exalt the festival : below, a band Of youths and maids, now dancing, now at rest, Shed poetry on motion — group — and form.
Page 20 - COUNTESS. Sneerer, hold your peace ! You have not seen as I have — if you had, You cannot paint as I can — so, be dumb. The board's ablaze with gold and jewell'd plate, And ornaments of filagree ; and cups, Translucent, or of silver, boss'd, or plain. Above — amidst — in flaming bright array, Pensile, and standard lights o'erbranch the scene ; While chrystal sconces stretch along the walls, In rainbow-rich refractions ; and, from shapes Fantastical, curl forth the censer's streams. The interspaces...
Page 71 - Statesmen, and warriors, beauties, old and young, And paid the dead their homage ; each, in turn, Kissing the hem of its enthronement's shroud, (The costliest shroud that ever mortal wore) Some fervently, and some, I thought, who scowl'd. Not once, throughout, I saw my Pedro's face, His post, his form, alone proclaim'd him mine. And, now, the worship closM; the several choirs Still'd their responsions ; and the organ ceas'd; The lights wax'd dimmer ; and th...
Page 20 - ... and sparkling — plac'd on high, Minstrels, with thrilling harp, and glorious verse, Exalt the festival : below, a band Of youths and maids, now dancing, now at rest, Shed poetry on motion — group — and form. I'm rapt to say they do so, ere 'tis done. Let's in, and help all forward ! Knights, lead on. One grand resource for pause of step, or song, Our martial music takes unusual place, Where Moorish standards, droop'd above his chair, Record our Sovereign's feats, and Lusian fame. All was...
Page 19 - COUNTESS. If! [contemptuously] THIRD NOBLE. He's not the fool to wed ! COUNTESS. Why, if he were, let aliens hold her train. FIRST NOBLE. Not sparklers like yourself ? COUNTESS. I were craz'd. [A trumpet-call. .] FIRST NOBLE. The dances flag, and more substantial claims Summon their votaries — to eat and drink ! COUNTESS. The trumpets challenge royally ! FIRST NOBLE.
Page 15 - I am offended ! I was summon'd here, By letters manual, just like those of old, To celebrate my name-day : nothing more! I should enjoy the day far best at home, But that long usage drags me thus abroad. I come reluctantly, and, lo, I find A trap is baited for the needful heir. Ambassadors are planted in my path, To tempt me, on the spot, to match with France. As if I were the fool for sudden freaks To vantage any body but myself. My father measures me, both wits and will, As ignorantly as his tools...
Page 69 - They peopled all th" interior ! Nave and aisles, Chancel, and stall, and loft; confessionals, And private chapelries, o'erswarm'd with life, Human, funereal-clad, but deathlike mute. SUPERIOR. Have you ne'er conn'd, to comfort you, my child, Our ancient saying — " dream of dole and death ; Wake, and reap new-found joy ?" IGNEZ. Hush, hush, I dim The order of the vision. ARCHBISHOP. Pause, and try A draught from faith's clear fountain. QUEEN. By my crown, relish not this order of her dream, Its...
Page 36 - Who have conspired to shake it, and their means, Are utterly confounded and dispers'd. If every wife were cherish'd as myself, The world would be a paradise, and bliss The lot of wedded days. My poet's soul Exaggerates the few charms of mine, And loves me with a superhuman love. Hush, hush, my heart — nor harbour other thoughts Than those of humblest thankfulness and peace. I have...
Page 3 - Such danger lurks, and creeps, and shuns the light ; \Vould take the shape of accident — chance-bolt Of chance-directed bow — and have its friends. Some season'd, well-paid desperadoes, plac'd In ambush, not in public, for my life, On which so much might hang. Such ruffian knaves As spill your blood for greatness, and forget Greatness, to save itself, may spill their own. Now, when your road is known to men you hate, It may be known to those such men sit on. Once more — I had no fears — suspicions...
Page 15 - ... other places, yet seems to give relief to, and add change in the disposition of the characters; which is succeeded by a declamatory oration from Pedro. We subjoin it, to show the difference of style from the preceding extract | it sufficiently explains its meaning t — " I am offended II was summou'd here, By letters manual, just like those of old.

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