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The Case of Mr. Lucraft and Other Tales free pdf 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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: the shades of evening. There Jessica sat with Lorenzo- Romeo here held in his arms the tender Juliet- blnfE King Harry led Anne Boleyn by the hand- Cleopatra paraded her beanty to a wondering world. Othello rolled his jealous eyes- King Richard fondled his nephews with crocodile's tears- King Lear was followed by his three daughters, and his regal attendance of knights- Julius Cassar strode proudly across the stage- Cressida made a thousand promises to Troilus- Malvolio strutted with yellow gaiters- Petruchio made strange love to Katharina- the melancholy Jaques sat apart and mused- and the host of figures, as thick as motes in a sunbeam, crossed his eyes, playing their parts for ever as the great magician had bidden them. He stood in the midst with a vague fear- for all the faces, as they passed, scowled upon him. And when the deep voice of Prospero commanded that they should bring the mortal before him, his knees shook beneath him--he knew not why- for he was unconscious of any evil wrought or intended against Shakspeare. Four fellows, of fantastic garb and uncouth appearance, seized him, and roughly haled him before the throne. "Spirits of the Poet's brain," said Prospero, "we have here a mortal who is charged with degrading and debasing us." There was an angry growl- because, now, all the spirits in the hall were gathered in a ring. The poor schoolmaster looked round upon a sea of angry faces, and quailed. "Most noble Prospero," he said, "I am innocent of debasing and degrading the creations of Shakspeare's brain. Let evidence be called." "No evidence--no evidence! Tear him to pieces!" shouted the mob. One voice alone pleaded for the offender. It was Cranmer. "My Lord...

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Author : Walter Besant
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230399399
EAN : 9781230399393
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 120 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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