The Secretary: A Play in Five Acts

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Edward Moxon, 1843 - English drama - 68 pages
 

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Page 51 - sought for other means To set my father free ? Wil. I did. A friend Supplied me with them. 'Twas the king that oped Your prison door. You are at liberty Without the aid of barque or foreign land, Without the gift of child or aught to me— A man whose birth,
Page 8 - Where does she bide ! O Honour, is it right To take advantage of the love for us That would undo itself—descend for us From state—make partnership with namelessness— Convert high veneration into scorn— Quit the bright pageant of emblazon'd life, To play a poor part in the daily crowd ? Lady
Page 8 - sit down and say it. Wil. My friend is noble. Lady Lau. Ay ! He is noble, is he ? Has he a heart ? Wil. A brave, and warm one, too! A man more modest than he loves to show. Lady Lau, Sir, let him show the most he
Page 9 - enters. Lady Lau. Then, Wilton, I am yours. But mark me, yet; My father cannot wed me 'gainst my will— Against my father's will I'll never wed— If I wed ever, Wilton, 'tis with you ! Duke. What means this, daughter ? Lady Lau. Did you overhear ? Duke. I did ! For shame ! Lady Lau. Nay, father, say for shame When I
Page 8 - generous maid ! And shall I take thy sterling gold for dross ? I must, or I must fly ! Lady, farewell! Lady Lau. Stay ! You have stoppM too long to go so soon ! Was there not something to be said ? A word About your friend ? Well, sir
Page 8 - Lady Lau. Nothing !—All nothing ! Wil. Cast itself away— Give all—gain naught—unless abasement's gain— Naught but a heart, which any one could give ? Lady Lau. No !—only one—worth all that ever beat Cheap purchased with her own! Wil. [aside. ] O, generous maid ! And shall I take thy sterling gold for dross ? I must, or I must fly ! Lady, farewell! Lady

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