The Dramatic Works of John Webster, Ed. by W. Hazlitt
General Books LLC, 2009 - 184 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 Excerpt: ...with the foe, And take a truce, my liege, for certain days: Let your pretence be search of Radagon, Which proposition they'll consent unto: Then have we time to fortify our land, And muster stronger powers to make resistance; For, as we are, We are but a handful to a multitude. Phean. "Were they ten times as many, and we fewer, They should not rest one night within our bounds, Till I have sated my revenge in blood: Have we so many foreign conquests won, And shall we fear a broil in our own land? Our powers shall march and issue forth the towns, Armies shall grapple, and the earth shall groan, To bear the burthen of war's horror. Come, let's on; base fear's the brand of slaves; They that die nobly, shall have honour'd graves. Exeunt. SCENE II. Trumpets flourish. Enter the King of Sicilia, with Two Sicilian Lords, Captains, Drums and Soldiers. K. of Sicil. Did he receive our message with such scorn? First Sicil. Lord. With such a barbarous and proud disdain, He scarce would suffer me to utter it; But bid me back return and tell your grace He'd lash you from his land with whips of steel, And when he'd ta'en you prisoner, hand to hand, He'd drag you at his stirrups through the streets. K. of Sicil. I'm glad they are so valiant. Then they. come? First Sicil. Lord. The voice of arm, arm I hurried through the court As swift as lightning, and their clattering arms, Put on in haste, made such a horrid noise, As if a voice had issued from the clouds, Vol. rv. M And all the way pursu'd me: Methinks my ears still tingle with the sound. K. of Sicil. Courage, Sicilians! let this be your honour, They are no cowards that you fight withal; For they have been approv'd in foreign lands. Second Sicil. Lord. Let 'em be what they will, we stand prepar'd; If they be bold, we...
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