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: ... years. 'T was fortunate that thus, ere youth escaped, I tasted life's pure pleasure--one such, pure, 100 Is worth a thousand, ...
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: ... years. 'T was fortunate that thus, ere youth escaped, I tasted life's pure pleasure--one such, pure, 100 Is worth a thousand, mixed--and youth 's for pleasure: Mine is received; let my age pay for it. Gaucelme. So pay, and pleasure paid for, thinks your Grace, Should never go together? Guibert. How, Sir Gaucelme? Hurry one's feast down unenjoyingly At the snatched breathing-intervals of work? As good you saved it till the dull day's-end When, stiff and sleepy, appetite is gone. Eat first, then work upon the strength of food! The Duchess. True: you enable me to risk my future, no By giving me a past beyond recall. 1 lived, a girl, one happy leisure year: Let nie endeavor to be the Duchess now I And so--what news, Sir Guibert, spoke you of?--As they advance a little, and Guibert speaks--That gentleman? Valence aside. I feel her eyes on me. Guibert. to Valence. The Duchess, sir, inclines to hear your suit. Advance!--He is from Cleves. Valence coming forward aside. Their wrongs--their wrongs! The Duchess. And you, sir, are from Cleves? How fresh in mind, The hour or two I passed at queenly Cleves! She entertained me bravely, but the best 120 Of her good pageant seemed its standers-by With insuppressive joy on every face! What says my ancient, famous, happy Cleves? Valence. Take the truth, lady--you are made for truth! So think my friends; nor do they less deserve The having you to take it, you shall think, When you know all--nay, when you only know How, on that day you recollect at Cleves, When the poor acquiescing multitude Who thrust themselves with all their woes apart 130 Into unnoticed corners, that the few Their means sufficed to muster trappings for Might fill the foreground, occupy your sight With joyous faces fit to bear away And boast of...
Hardcover reprint of the original circa 1887 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: A Blot In The 'scutcheon And Other Dramas. Browning, Robert. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: A Blot In The 'scutcheon And Other Dramas. Browning, Robert. New York: American Book Co., circa 1887.
Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Clean interior except for previous owner's name on front free end paper and pencil notes on front free end paper. Binding shaken but all pages firmly attached. Pages lightly tanned. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Pencil marks on front board. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 510354.
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