Romantics / The Princess of Far Away / The Woman of Samaria / Cyrano of Bergerac - Volume I

Romantics / The Princess of Far Away / The Woman of Samaria / Cyrano of Bergerac - Volume I

ISBN: 1150368950

ISBN 13: 9781150368950

Publication Date: May 05, 2014


Pages: 102

Format: Paperback

Author: Edmond Rostand

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... She would have wed him; loving poets, who Loves also Franks, and he is both;--like you! This voyage too its part had surely played, This voyage romantic, --which you, too, have made. But he is dying. 'Tis the way of fate, -- Death comes too soon, and profit comes too late. His hand outstretched to touch the goal, he dies . . . And leaves a second man to seize the prize. Bertrand: Always the mast! If, floating from its peak, I saw Death's signal! . . . Squarciafico (coming closer): Child! Sir Baby! Speak! Ho! For a dying man this fervor giving! When you could plead so blithely for the living! (bertrand turns and looks at him; he shrinks back.) Bertrand: Thou sayest? . . . Squarciafico: Naught! Bertrand (seizing him by the throat): Wretch! Squarciafico (freeing himself): Ho! I admire your plan Of thanking me for good advice, young man! Bertrand: Ah, I will crush thee! . . . SCENE V The Same. Melissinde, Sorismonde, Ladies-in-Waiting, carrying the cope, the diadem and the sceptre of the PRINCESS Melissinde: What is this? Bertrand (to Squarciafico): Serpent! Hush! Squarciafico: So be it, --serpent! One that's ill to crush! Bertrand: Thy poison bruise my heel? A trifling thing! Squarciafico: 'Tis in thy heart that I will leave my sting! Melissinde (advancing, trembling): My guest thus menaced by a knavish wight? Leave my domain before to-morrow's light! For if dawn find thee still in Tripoli, Sunrise shall find thee nailed upon a tree! Squarciafico: Banished! This is ruin! (To Bertrand.) I give thee thanks! Thou'It see! I'll be avenged! (As he goes out.) These ingrate Franks! Melissinde: Banished! To please you I have said that word! Bertrand: That man had . . . had . . . Melissinde: Had angered you, my lord. It is enough. This instant we...

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