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Thomas Sackville

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230277608
Paperback
68 pages
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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... Thus fatal plaguesMoreThis 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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... Thus fatal plagues pursue the guilty race, Whose murderous hand, imbrud with guiltless blood, Asks vengeance still before the heavens face, With endless mischiefs on the cursed brood. The wicked child thus brings to woeful sire The mournful plaints to waste his very life. Thus do the cruel flames of civil fire Destroy the parted reign with hateful strife. And hence doth spring the well from which doth flow The dead black streams of mourning, plaints, and woe. end of the thihd act. the order and signification of the dtjmb show before the foubth act. First, the music of hautboys began to play, during which there came forth from under the stage, as though out of hell, three furies, Alecto, Megcera, and Tisiphone, clad in black garments sprinkled with blood and flames, their bodies girt with snakes, their heads spread with serpents instead of hair, the one bearing in her hand a snake, the other a whip, and the third a burning firebrand: each driving before them a king and a queen- which, moved by furies, unnaturally had slain their own children. The names of the Tcings and queens were these, Tantalus, Medea, Athamas, Ino, Cambyses, Althea- after that the furies and these had passed about the stage thrice, they departed, and then the music ceased. Hereby was signified the unnatural murders to follow- that is to say, Porrex slain by his own mother, and of king Gorboduc and queen Videna, killed by their own subjects. act iv. Scene I. Vldena Sola. j