Judah: A Play in Three Acts

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Macmillan, 1894 - English drama - 104 pages
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Page 2 - I have been connected with the Durfield Road Chapel since I was a boy, and it seems to me that our young minister, Mr. Llewellyn, is going too far when he declares in public his belief in the miracles that this Miss Dethic is said to work. JOPP. You don't believe in miracles, Mr. Papworthy ? PAP. Not in England in the nineteenth century. Do you, sir ? JOPP. No. I never believe in miracles that do not happen either in a remote century or a remote country. PAP. Quite so, sir; and though of course I...
Page xvi - Next view in state, proud prancing on his roan, The golden-crested haughty Marmion, Now forging scrolls, now foremost in the fight, Not quite a felon, yet but half a knight, The gibbet or the field prepared to grace ; A mighty mixture of the great and base.
Page 3 - However, there's no denying the wonderful power he has over the people. JOPP. He seems to have received a good education. PAP. He was at our training-college for some years. All our ministers are trained there. But it isn't education with Mr. Llewellyn — it's born in him ! JOPP. Welsh, isn't he ? PAP. A Welsh father and Jewish mother. JOPP. Celt and Jew ! Two good races ! Just the man to give England a new religion, or make her believe in her old one. ROPER enters. PAP. I will try and find him,...
Page 104 - EVE (comes down to Vashti). Why didn't you tell me you were ready? Where are the deeds? Are they signed? JUDAH. No, Lady Eve; there was a mistake in the titledeeds. The building-stones were not sound. There is to be no new church. (Lady Eve shows great disappointment.) Yes, we will build our new church with our lives, and its foundation shall be the truth.
Page 41 - I love you, I love you ! From the first moment I saw you, when that poor woman tried to thank you for the health you had given her, and your face turned to her like an angel's in your pity, I have loved you. You have...
Page 33 - I not said yes ? Put me to whatever test you please. JUDAH. You hear, sir! Miss Dethic is in your hands ! Try her ! Lay snares ! Set traps for her ! You have no juggling trickster to deal with now ! The power she serves stands ready to vouch for her, and your own lips shall be the witness of her truth and goodness to all the world.
Page 1 - AsOARBY — a very distinguished-looking man about sixty. He is writing at table. Enter ROPER, announcing. ROPER : Mr. Papworthy ! Enter PAPWORTHY. [Exit ROPER. (LORD A. rises.) PAP. : Excuse my taking the liberty, Lord Asgarby, but you being the chief pillar of Beachampton, I thought it my duty to ask your opinion upon the question of our Mr. Llewellyn and this young person. Enter PROFESSOR JOPP at window. A man about sixty, keen, alert, intellectual, bald, very high forehead, bright deep-set eyes,...
Page 8 - ... and short hair. She speaks in a metallic, confident voice; a girl who could never blush. Goes to chair; sits down. [Enter at window Juxon Prall, a thin, wizened, old : . young man, spectacles, sharp features; knows everything — a young man of the most complete self-assurance. He has a peculiar finicking trick of speaking with the tips of the fingers of one hand playing on the tips of the other.
Page 6 - I'll go and see if I can find her. [Goes ' > to window. LORD A. follows her.] No, don't come. Oh ! If I could speak like him! If I could do something! It's action I want. This world is all for the strong. To do something, and then to die.

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