The Country Girl: A Comedy, in Five Acts; as Performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 - 75 pages

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Page 12 - arrows, Hover'd about the enemy, and mark'd The road he took ; then hasted to my friends, Whom, with a troop of fifty chosen men, I met advancing. The pursuit I led, 'Till we o'ertook the spoil-encumber'd foe. We fought and conquered. Ere a sword was drawn, An arrow from my bow had
Page 12 - came this day to do The happy deed, that gilds my humble name. Lord R. He is as wise as brave. Was ever tale, With such a gallant modesty rehears'd ? My brave deliverer ! thou shalt enter now A nobler list, and in a monarch's sight Contend with princes for the prize of fame. I will present
Page 20 - us ; there hard labour, and the skill In fishing, which was formerly my sport, Supported life. Whilst thus we poorly liv'd, One stormy night, as I remember well, The wind and rain beat hard upon our roof; Red came the river down, and loud and oft The angry spirit of the water
Page 3 - R. Ye woods and wilds, whose melancholy gloom Accords with my soul's sadness, and draws forth The voice of sorrow from my bursting heart, Farewell a while : I will not leave you long ; For in your shades I deem some spirit dwells, Who from
Page 12 - side, I left my father's house, and took with me A chosen servant to conduct my steps : Yon trembling coward, who forsook his master. Journeying with this intent, I pass'd these towers, And, Heaven directed, came this day to do The happy deed, that gilds my humble name. Lord R. He is as wise as brave. Was ever tale, With
Page 39 - him And his high arbitration I'd reject. Within my bosom reigns another lord ; Honour, sole judge and umpire of itself. If my free speech offend you, noble Randolph, Revoke your favours, and let Norval go Hence as he came, alone, but not dishonour'd. Lord R. Thus far I'll mediate with impartial voice ; The ancient foe of Caledonia's land
Page 29 - and pity. Mild he spake, And, entering on discourse, such stories told As made me oft revisit his sad cell. For he had been a soldier in his youth ; And fought in famous battles, when the peers Of Europe, by the bold Godfredo led, Against th' usurping infidel display'd The blessed cross, and won the Holy Land.
Page 37 - Glen. I did not mean To gall your pride, which now I see is great. Glen. Suppress it, as you wish to prosper. Your pride's excessive. Yet, for Randolph's sake, I will not leave you to its rash direction. If thus you swell, and frown at high-born men, Think you, will they endure a shepherd's scorn ? Nor.
Page 21 - did he then die so lately ? Pris. I did not say he died ; I hope he lives. Not many days ago these eyes beheld Him, flourishing in youth, and health, and beauty. Lady R. Where is he now? Pris. Alas ! I know not where. speak, Direct and clear, else I will search thy soul.
Page 39 - social hour, Nor wrong the hospitality of Randolph. Nor frowning anger, nor yet wrinkled hate, Shall stain my countenance. Smooth thou thy brow : Nor let our strife disturb the gentle dame. Nor. Think not so lightly, sir, of my resentment. When we contend again, our strife is mortal. [Exeunt. ACT

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