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" I but deceived your eyes with antic gesture, When one news straight came huddling on another Of death ! and death ! and death ! still I danced forward ; But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. Be such mere women, who with shrieks and outcries... "
The Dramatic Works of John Ford: With an Introduction, and Notes Critical ... - Page 114
by John Ford - 1831 - 347 pages
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Early Prose Writings of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1902 - 248 pages
...and death ! and death ! still I danced forward ; But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. But such mere women, who, with shrieks and out-cries,...which cut the heart-strings ; Let me die smiling. One kiss on these cold lips, my last ! \kisses IthocUs\ crack — crack — Argo now's Sparta's king....
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A History of English Literature (600-1900)

Eduard Engel - English literature - 1902 - 491 pages
...and death, and death : still I danced forward ; But it struck home and here, and in an instant. — They are the silent griefs which cut the heartstrings : Let me die smiling. As the poet has not previously exhibited any kind of sympathy for the heroine, her end does not affect...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Dramatic specimens and the Garrick plays

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1904
...mere women, who with shrieks and outcries Can vow a present end to all their sorrows ; Yet live to vow new pleasures, and out-live them. They are the silent...which cut the heart-strings : Let me die smiling. Near. 'Tis a truth too ominous. Col. One kiss on these cold lips ; my last. Crack, crack. Argos now's...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Dramatic specimens and the Garrick plays

Charles Lamb - Authors, English - 1904
...mere women, who with shrieks and outcries Can vow a present end to all their sorrows ; Yet live to vow new pleasures, and out-live them. They are the silent...which cut the heart-strings : Let me die smiling. Near. "Tis a truth too ominous. Col. One kiss on these cold lips ; my last. Crack, crack. Argos now's...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt, Volume 5

William Hazlitt - 1902
...mere women, who with shrieks and outcries Can vow a present end to all their sorrows, Yet live to vow new pleasures, and outlive them. They are the silent...griefs which cut the heartstrings : Let me die smiling. Near. 'Tis a truth too ominous. Col. One kiss on these cold lips — my last : crack, crack : Argos,...
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The Broken Heart

John Ford - 1906 - 143 pages
...Of death ! and death ! and death ! still I danced forward : 8 I But it struck home, and here, and 1n an instant. Be such mere women, who, with shrieks...griefs which cut the heartstrings; Let me die smiling. Near. 'Trs-zrteuth_tocLaI»iBeas. Cal. One kiss on these cold lips, my last ! — [Kisses Ithocles^...
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The Rochesterian: Selected Writings, Volume 2

Joseph O'Connor - 1911
...the dying speech of the Spartan queen in an old English play, and he murmured with a bitter laugh, "They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings ; Let me die smiling." "Well," he added, "there is nothing for me to do but 'dance forward' like Calantha in the tragedy —...
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An English Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Shewing the Main Stream of English ...

Sir Henry John Newbolt - English literature - 1922 - 1011 pages
...deceived your eyes with antic gestures, Of death 1 and death ! and death ! still I danced forward ; Be such mere women, who with shrieks and outcries...which cut the heart-strings ; Let me die smiling. Near. 'Tis a truth too ominous. Cal. One kiss on these cold lips, my last! [Kisses ITHOCLES. —Crack,...
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Themes in Drama: Volume 3, Drama, Dance and Music

Redmond, James, M.A - Drama - 1981 - 254 pages
...triple death blow to interrupt her courtly dancing was all an 'antic gesture', pointing the moral that 'They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings; / Let me die smiling.' To the strain of a pre-arranged dirge, she dies simply by transfiguring her deathwish into a royal...
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The Selected Plays of John Ford: The Broken Heart, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore ...

John Ford - Drama - 1986 - 356 pages
...mere women, who with shrieks and outcries Can vow a present end to all their sorrows, Yet live to vow new pleasures, and outlive them. They are the silent griefs which cut the heartstrings. 75 Let me die smiling. NEARCHUS. 'Tis a truth too ominous. CALANTHA. One kiss on these cold lips; my...
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