The American First Class Book

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 406 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... And on thy blade, and dudgeon, * goutst of blood, Which was not so before.--There's no such thing; It is the bloody business, which informs Thus to mine eyes.--Now o'er the one half world, Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse The curtained sleep; now witchcraft celebrates Pale Hecate's offerings; and withered murder, Alarumed by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch, thus, with his stealthy pace With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost.--Thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear The very stones prate of my where-about, And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits with it.--Whiles I threat, he lives; Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. I go, and it is done; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven, or to hell. LESSON CXCV. Dialogue from Macbeth.--Shakspeare. Scene.--Malcolm and Macddff, in the king's palace in England.-- Enter Rosse from Scotland. Macduff. See, who comes here ? Malcolm. My countryman; but yet I know him not. Macd. My ever gentle cousin, welcome hither. Mal. I know him now: Good God, betimes remove The means that make us strangers ! Rosse. Sir, Amen. Macd. Stands Scotland where it did'? Rosse. Alas, poor country; Almost afraid to know itself! It cannot Be called our mother, but our grave: where nothing, But who knows nothing, is once seen to smile; Where sighs, and groans, and shrieks that rent the air, Are made, not marked; where violent sorrow seems A modern ecstasy; the dead men's knell Is there scarce asked, for who; and good men's lives iZ DEGREESpire before the flowers in their caps, Dying, or ere they sicken. *Haft, handle. tDrops, [goi'ttes, French.] " Gut for drop is still used in ...

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