King Arthur: A Drama in a Prologue and Four Acts

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Macmillan and Company, 1895 - Arthurian romances - 67 pages
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This late 19th-century play is an adaptation of the classic medieval legend of King Arthur and his knights.
 

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Page 67 - Globe" edition, but carefully amended from the latest " Cambridge " edition. The numbering of the lines will be identical with that in the ** Globe " edition, so that the references so commonly made to that edition will also apply to the " Temple " edition. Hand-made Paper especially manufactured by Van Gelder will be used, and each page will have the Act and Scene printed in red for ease of reference. The Binding will be in two styles: Limp cloth at 45 cents, and paste-grain roan at 65 cents, per...
Page 63 - Guinevere. He's gone, the light of all the world lies dead. Merlin. Not so : he doth but pass who cannot die, The King that was, the King that yet shall be : Whose spirit, borne along from age to age, Is England's to the end. Look where the dawn Sweeps through a wider heaven, and on its wings, By those three Queens of night his barge is borne To that sweet Isle of Avalon whose sleep Can heal all earthly wounds. If Tennyson has idealised King Arthur and tended to modernise him, John Masefield has...
Page 50 - tis so; Take back that word, and none shall know 'twas said! Ah! call it back again, and lift the pall Death spreads upon my heart; so shall I kneel And bless thee, and this sword shall strike him dumb That dares to whisper aught against my Queen. [ She stands immovable, Is this so much to ask? Ay, all too much! There is no might can give back to the Spring Its lowliest flower dead under changing skies; Then how should I, with winter at my heart, Plead with the ruined summer for its rose?

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