The gentleman of Venice. The politician. The imposture. The cardinal. The sisters. The court secret

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Murray, 1833 - 1 pages
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Page 41 - You may be angry. Madam, and chide it as a saucy pride In me to name or look at honour ; nor Can I but know what small addition Is my unskilful arm to aid a country. Bell. I may therefore justly suspect there is Something of other force, that moves you to The wars. Enlarge my knowledge with the secret.
Page 280 - twixt my grief and me, Is but a sad remembrance ; but I resolve To entertain more pleasing thoughts ; and if You wish me heartily to smile, you must Not mention grief, not in advice to leave it. Such counsels open but afresh the wounds You would close up, and keep alive the cause, Whose bleeding you would cure. Let's talk of someThat may delight.
Page 190 - To adorn our temples, and the priests' ; and while The spring contributes to their art, make in Each garden a remonstrance3 of this battle, Where flowers shall seem to fight, and every plant Cut into forms of green artillery, And instruments of war, shall keep alive The memory of this day, and your great victory.
Page 341 - I pray, sir, tell me, For I can understand, although they say I have lost my wits ; but they are safe enough, And I shall have them when the Cardinal dies ; Who had a letter from his nephew, too, Since he was slain. Her. From whence ? Duch. I know not where he is.
Page 340 - I would this soldier had the Cardinal Upon a promontory, with what a spring The churchman would leap down ! it were a spectacle Most rare, to see him topple from the precipice, And souse in the salt water with a noise To stun the fishes ; and if he fell into A net, what wonder would the simple sea-gulls Have, to draw up the o'ergrown lobster, So ready boiled ! He shall have my good wishes.
Page 320 - Not see her ? Were she cabled up above The search of bullet or of fire, were she Within her grave, and that the toughest mine That ever nature teemed and groaned withal, I would force some way to see her.
Page 355 - Compositions of this nature have heretofore been graced by the acceptance and protection of the greatest nobility (I say not princes) ; but in this age, when the scene of dramatic poetry is changed into a wilderness, it is hard to find a patron to a legitimate muse.
Page 40 - Emperors, And all degrees of honours, owing all Their names to this employment ; in her vast And circular embraces holding Kings, And making them ; and yet so kind as not To exclude such private things as I, who may Learn and commence in her great arts. — My life Hath been too useless to myself and country ; 'Tis time I should employ it, to deserve A name within their registry, that bring The wealth, the harvest, home of well-bought honour.1 Bell.
Page 301 - Insolent ! Then you dare marry him ? Duch. Dare! Let your contracted flame and malice, with Columbo's rage, higher than that, meet us When we approach the holy place, clasp'd hand In hand, we'll break through all your force, and fix Our sacred vows together there.

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