The Works of John Ford: Love's sacrifice. Perkin Warbeck. The fanices chaste and noble

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J. Toovey, 1869
 

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Page 34 - And ride in triumph through Persepolis ! — Is it not brave to be a king, Techelles ! — Usumcasane and Theridamas, Is it not passing brave to be a king, And ride in triumph through Persepolis ? Tech.
Page 203 - Life to the king, and safety fix his throne ! I here present you, royal sir, a shadow Of majesty, but, in effect, a substance Of pity, a young man, in nothing grown To ripeness, but the ambition of your mercy: Perkin, the Christian world's strange wonder.
Page 216 - 11 lead them on courageously. I read A triumph over tyranny upon Their several foreheads. Faint not in the moment Of victory ! our ends, and Warwick's head, Innocent Warwick's head, (for we are prologue But to his tragedy,) conclude the wonder Of Henry's fears : and then the glorious race Of fourteen kings Plantagenets, determines In this last issue male.
Page 52 - I never wish'd to thrive in Before this fatal minute : mark me now ; If thou dost spoil me of this robe of shame, By my best comforts here, I vow again, To thee, to heaven, to the world, to time, Ere yet the morning shall new christen day, I'll kill myself.
Page 53 - By all that's good, if what I speak, my heart Vows not eternally ; then think, my Lord, Was never man sued to me I denied, Think me a common and most cunning whore, And let my sins be written on my grave, My name rest in reproof.
Page 198 - Notwithstanding all this, the king was, as was partly touched before, grown to be such a partner with fortune, as nobody could tell what actions the one, and what the other owned. For it was believed, generally, that Perkin was betrayed, and that this escape was not without the king's privity, who had him all the time of his flight in a line...
Page 61 - None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor: if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more ; use your authority...
Page 141 - Of my conveyance next, of my life since, The means, and persons who were instruments, Great sir, 'tis fit I over-pass in silence; Reserving the relation to the secrecy Of your own princely ear, since it concerns Some great ones living yet, and others dead, Whose issue might be question'd.
Page 212 - Possess'd, even [to] their deaths deluded, say. They have been wolves and dogs, and sail'd in eggshells Over the sea, and rid on fiery dragons ; Pass'd in the air more than a thousand miles, All in a night : — the enemy of mankind Is powerful, but false ; and falsehood 's confident.
Page 206 - Taunts or abuse be suffer'd to their persons ; They shall meet fairer law than they deserve. Time may restore their wits, whom vain ambition Hath many years distracted. War. Noble thoughts Meet freedom in captivity : the Tower,— Our childhood's dreadful nursery ! K.

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