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altri amongst Andrea ANGIOLINA ANTONIO aught Avogadori Beltramo BENINTENDE BERTRAM BERTUCCIO FALIERO blood brave breath Capi casa cause che fu chief CITIZEN Comune Consiglieri Conspirators Council Council of Ten DAGOLINO Dante death detto Consiglio Dieci DOGE Doge of Venice Doge's doom ducal Duke earth eyes fathers feel furono Genoese Giovanni Giunta gran hath heart Heaven honour hour insult ISRAEL BERTUCCIO Israello liero LIONI live lord Marco Marco Giustiniani MARIANNA Marino Faliero Messer Marino Michel Steno ne'er nephew never Niccolo Nicoletto night noble o'er palace Palazzo pardon passions patrician peril Philip Calendaro PIETRO prince proud punishment quale Quaranta Saint Mark's senate sentence Sestiero shame siege of Zara SIGNOR Solajo soul speak spirit Stefano sword thee thine things thou hast thoughts throne tomb traitor treason Treviso Trivisano twas unto Venetian Venice VINCENZO words wrath
Page 160 - Gehenna of the waters ! thou sea Sodom ! Thus I devote thee to the infernal gods! Thee and thy serpent seed ! Slave, do thine office! Strike as I struck the foe! Strike as I would Have struck those tyrants ! Strike deep as my curse ! Strike—and but once! [The DOGE throws himself upon his knees, and as the Executioner raises
Page 85 - or we sorrowed side by side; We made alliances of blood and marriage; We grew in years and honours fairly, till Their own desire, not my ambition, made Them choose me for their prince, and then farewell! Farewell all social memory ! all thoughts In common ! and sweet bonds which link old friendships,
Page 43 - brow— Your feelings now are of a different kind; Something has stung your pride, not patriotism. DOGE. Pride! Angiolina ? Alas ! none is left me. ANGIOLINA. Yes—the same sin that overthrew the angels, And of all sins most easily besets Mortals the nearest to the angelic nature: The vile are only vain; the great are proud. DOGE.
Page 55 - strength. DOGE. I cannot— I must not, if I could; for never was Such reason to be watchful: yet a few— Yet a few days and dream-perturbed nights, And I shall slumber well—but where ?—no matter. Adieu, my Angiolina. ANGIOLINA. An instant—yet an instant your companion; I cannot bear to leave you thus.
Page 159 - Faliero! hast thou aught further to commend, Compatible with justice, to the senate ? DOGE. I would commend my nephew to their mercy, My consort to their justice; for methinks My death, and such a death, might settle all Between the state and me. BENINTENDE. They shall be cared for ; Even notwithstanding thine unheard-of crime. DOGE.
Page 109 - be—I love thee— Thou knowest it—that I stand here is the proof, Not least though last; but having done my duty By thee, I now must do it by my country ! Farewell!—we meet no more in life !—farewell! LIONI. What, ho ! Antonio—Pedro—to the door ! See that none pass—arrest this man ! Enter ANTONIO and other armed Domestics,
Page 17 - the ducal cap. Beset with all the thorns that line a crown, Without investing the insulted brow With the all-swaying majesty of kings; Thou idle, gilded, and degraded toy, Let me resume thee as I would a vizor. [Puts it on. How my brain aches beneath thee ! and my temples Throb feverish under thy dishonest
Page 60 - I do not doubt the elder; but in Bertram There is a hesitating softness, fatal To enterprise like ours: I Ve seen that man Weep like an infant o'er the misery Of others, heedless of his own, though greater; And in a recent quarrel I beheld him Turn sick at sight of blood, although a villain's.
Page 75 - It is time to name him. Our comrades are even now prepared to greet him In brotherhood, as I have made it known That thou wouldst add a brother to our cause, Approved by thee, and thus approved by all, Such is our trust in all thine actions. Now Let him unfold himself. ISRAEL BERTUCCIO.
Page 159 - the people; but to set them free One sovereign only died, and one is dying. BENINTENDE. And who were they who fell in such a cause ? DOGE. The King of Sparta, and the Doge of Venice— Agis and Faliero! Thy sons are in the lowest scale of being, Slaves turn'd o'er to the