The Countess of Salisbury: A Tragedy. As it is Performed at the Theatres Royal in Drury Lane and Covent Garden

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W. Griffin, 1769 - 72 pages

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Page 45 - It is most apt. I will, before he goes To her, explore each access to his heart ; Attack each avenue that leads to virtue ; Try every winning art that may assist The loose contagion : should he seize her beauties, Farewell remorse ; then dies the injured husband.
Page 34 - Oh ! those little harmless looks would preach Even to the hungry lion, make him pause, And turn his rage to pity. Grey. Nay, madam Lady Sal. Forbear, and I will go — Whither...
Page 55 - Nay, but inform me, I am over doubtful ; I would believe, I know— If what I now Behold be not a dream, you are my husband ? Lord Sat.
Page 25 - ... forth, Had not my friend's sage counsels interpos'd. By Ardolf sway'd, I veil'd me as thou seest ; And, with a sharer in the dark intent, Set forward on my way for Salisbury castle : A simple hind's low cottage, not far hence, Receiv'd us. Here, fast by the green wood side, Welodg'd; resolv'd, ourselves unknown, to prove What doubtful rumour only had proclaim'd.
Page 37 - Thee, daring as thou art, t" approach our castle. Lord Sal. To other regions, other climes with threats Like these, where proud oppression lords it : here The free-born subject knows not what it is To be in awe of arbitrary power. Ray. I will know what thou art. Lord Sal. Even what thou seest Am I ; a man not prompt to offer wrong, Yet of that frame, I brook not to behold A noble lady made the prey of ruffians. Ray. Intruder, bold as thou art officious, wherefore Should'st thou concern thee in this...
Page 27 - The merry- minded fair, exalts us oft, To make our fall the greater. Ray. Why this cold, This prudent maxim } Grey. Mark the wary falcon : Forward he shoots his piercing eye, and kens The quarry from afar ; — like his be thine. Perhaps, my lord, mine are but nicer fears, Wak'd in a heart o'er anxious of thy welfare :— Yet hath the younger of those strangers rais'd In me suspicions of alarming hue, Lest, underneath this honest guise, there lurk Some subtle mischief.
Page 2 - Strait to repair To Marlborough; where now, as fame reports, Our king resides, with all his peers ; and there To seek the Lord de Warren ; to what end This paper will, as I suppose, inform you— I was about to bear it to Lord Raymond. Grey. That care be mine. Henceforward it concerns Us near, our vigilance be doubly firm. [Exit Knt. \Rtads.~\ ' The Countess of Salisbury, to her illus' trious friend, the Lord de Warren.
Page 32 - ... suppliant eye. But say that for the present he forbore His earnest suit, say, shall to-morrow make Him happy ? or to-morrow's night, perchance ? Or — what shall be the bright succeeding day ? /.-••'..• Sal.
Page 69 - Take up thy sword again ; my fair revenge Disdains too cheap a conquest. Ray. 'Tis too much. Oh generous ! generous even to cruelty ! Some way I would repay thee — Oh, that I [Takes up his sicord.
Page 9 - I will, good mother ; but don't be sad, or I shall be so too. [Exit. Lady Sal. Sweet state of childhood ! unallayed with cares ; Serene as spring-tide morn, new welcomed up With bleat of lamb, with note of woodlark wild.

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