Mariamne: A Tragedy. Acted at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields. Written by Mr. Fenton

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J. Tonson, 1723 - 75 pages
 

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Page 46 - When hearts are join'd In virtuous union, love's impartial beams Gild the low cottage of the faithful swain With equal warmth, as when he darts his fires On canopies of state.
Page 21 - I'd see him cast Amidst her amphitheatre a prey, Mangl'd, and quiv'ring in the famish'd jaws Of savages, much rather than behold His body at her heathen altars bow'd...
Page 6 - For that high charge a nobler delegate, Than my Flaminius ; for a bolder hand Ne'er flew her conquering eagles at their prey. We in the Parthian wars together learned The rudiments of arms; the summer sun Hath seen our marches measured by his own ; In battle so intrepid, that he shewed An appetite of danger...
Page 42 - Born by a floating fragment; but so weak With combating the storm, his tongue had lost The faculty of speech, and yet for aid He faintly wav'd his hand, on which he wore A fatal jewel. Sameas, quickly charm'd Both by its size, and lustre, with a look Of pity stoop'd, to take him by the hand; Then cut the finger off to gain the ring, And plung'd him back to perish in the waves; Crying, go dive for more. — I've heard him. boast Of this adventure...
Page 61 - Sohemns, from that black troop Of grizly shapes, which in fantastic dance Frisk round, and call me hence. — O, kind in vain — A fiery whirlwind bears me from thy arms To seas of boiling sulphur ; the blue waves Receive me to their bosom.— Down! deep! deep!
Page 59 - The time hath been, I'd not have seen my Mariamne drop One precious tear for all the radiant mines The womb of earth contains ; but now her heart Is chang'd, and...
Page 45 - Int'rert would tell you, that your darling son May want a friend ; and then, my tender plant In the full verdure of his royal growth, May recompense your kind protecting care, And shield him from a storm. — Is the time fix'd For your departure ? Arsi. Sohemus intends T...
Page 8 - tis the infirmity of noblest minds, When ruffled with an unexpected woe, To speak what settled prudence would conceal : As the vexed ocean, working in a storm, Oft brings to light the wrecks, which long lay calm In the dark bosom of the secret deep.
Page 19 - ... herbs, which various climes produce, No venom of the mine, nor reptile, 'scapes My curious observation : I extract Their several essences, and know their pow're And times of operation.
Page 22 - Leave th' event To heaven's high care ! The king must be obey'd. If you contest the terms, to which his crown And honour stand engag'd, the vain attempt Might only serve to lessen that excess Of dear...

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