Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice: A Tragedy in Five Acts

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M. Carey and Sons, 1821 - 179 pages

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Page 107 - Rear'd up from out the waters, scarce less strangely Than those more massy and mysterious giants Of architecture, those Titanian fabrics, Which point in Egypt's plains to times that have No other record. All is gentle : nought Stirs rudely ; but, congenial with the night, Whatever walks is gliding like a spirit.
Page 68 - We must forget all feelings save the one — We must resign all passions save our purpose — We must behold no object save our country ~ And only look on death as beautiful, So that the sacrifice ascend to heaven, And draw down freedom on her evermore.
Page 173 - Have made thee last and worst of peopled deserts ; Then in the last gasp of thine agony, Amidst thy many murders, think of mine! Thou den of drunkards with the blood of princes ! " Gehenna of the waters ! thou sea Sodom ! Thus I devote thee to the infernal gods ! Thee and thy serpent seed ! [Here the DOGE turns, and addresses the Executioner.
Page 58 - His majesty of superhuman manhood, Would not suffice to bind where virtue is not ; It is consistency which forms and proves it : Vice cannot fix, and virtue cannot change. The once...

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