Muses in mourning. Sara, to which is added, an interlude, never before printed. Snake in the grass. Alzira. Saul. Daraxes. Merope. Roman revenge. Insolvent. Some love letters, by the author

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T. Lownds, 1760
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Page 74 - Christian who intrusted thee, That Zara's heart is fix'd, nor shrinks at danger ; And that my faithful friend will, at the hour, Expect, and introduce him to his wish.
Page 57 - It is dreadful to my heart, To give you but a seeming cause for anger ; Pardon my grief Alas ! I cannot bear it ; There is a painful terror in your eye That pierces...
Page 39 - Zara is above disguise and art : My love is stronger, nobler, than my power. Jealous ! — I was not jealous ! If I was, I am not — no — my heart — but, let us drown Remembrance of the word, and of the image : My heart is filled with a diviner flame. — Go, and prepare for the approaching nuptials. Zara to careful empire joins delight.
Page 69 - Osman speaks, and speaks to Zara? Learn, cruel ! learn, that this afflicted heart, This heart, which Heaven delights to prove by tortures, Did it not love, has pride and power to shun you. Alas ! you will not know me ! what have I To fear, but that unhappy love you question ? That love, which only could outweigh the shame I feel, while I descend to weep my wrongs.
Page 67 - See here detected this infernal secret! This fountain of her tears, which my weak heart Mistook for marks of tenderness and pain ! Why ! what a reach has woman to deceive ! Under how fine a veil of grief and fear Did she propose retirement 'till to-morrow! And I, blind dotard ! gave the fool's consent, Soothed her, and suffered her to go ! She parted, Dissolved in tears; and parted to betray me!
Page 61 - I see, that spite of all, I still love Osman. What if I now go throw me at his feet, And tell him there sincerely what I am .V/.
Page 77 - Oh, gracious Heaven ! receive my parting soul, And take thy trembling servant to thy mercy [Dies.
Page 85 - She that boldly tells her aim, Flies from the path that leads to anguish. Not that too far your trust should go ; All that you say — to all discover ; All that you do but two should know, One of 'em you, and one your lover.
Page 79 - Go— lose no time — farewell — begone — and thou ! Unhappy warrior — yet less lost than I — Haste from our bloody land — and to thy own Convey this poor, pale object of my rage. Thy king, and all his Christians, when they hear Thy miseries, shall mourn...
Page 202 - Merope : and I have done it on a plan as near his own, as I could wring it, with fafe confcience : that is to fay, without diftafte to Englijh audiences.

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