The Great Galeoto: Folly or Saintliness; Two Plays Done from the Verse of Jose Echegaray Into English Prose by Hannah Lynch - Primary Sou
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... Me? ERNEST. Precisely. Teodora. No! Ernest. He has brought it on himself. I have seen him lift his hand in anger to you--you, you! So now Seizes Don Severo violently. Severo. You impudent puppy! Ernest. True, but I 'll not release you. You loved and respected your mother, I presume. For that reason you must respect Teodora, and humbly bow before a sorrow so immense as hers. This woman, sir, is purer, more honest than the mother of such a man as you. Severo. This to me? Ernest. Yes, and I have not yet done. Severo. Your life ERNEST. Oh, my life, as much as you like--but afterwards. Teodora endeavours to part them, but he pushes her gently away, without releasing Don Severo. You believe in a God--in a Maker--in hope. Well, then, as you bend your knee before the altar of that God above, so will I compel you to kneel to Teodora, --and that instantly, sir. Down--in the dust. TEODORA. For mercy's sake Ernest. To the ground! Forces Don Severo to kneel. TEODORA. Enough, Ernest. SEVERO. A thousand thunders. Ernest. At her feet! Severo. You! Ernest. Yes, I. Severo. For her? Ernest. For her. Teodora. That will do. Hush! She points in terror to Don Juliaris door. Ernest releases Don Severo, who rises and moves backward. Teodora retreats and forms with Ernest a group in the background SCENE IX Teodora, Ernest, Don Severo. Afterwards Don Julian and Dona Mercedes. D. JULIAN. Inside Let me go. Mercedes. Inside. No. You must not.-s D. Julian. It is they. Don't you hear them? Teodora. To Ernest Go. Severo: To Ernest Avenged! ERNEST. I don't deny it. Enter Don Julian, pale and dying, leaning on Dona Mercedes' arm. Don Severo stations himself on the right, Ernest and Teodora remain in the background. D. Julian. Together! Where are they going? Who detains them here?..