Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice: An Historical Tragedy, in Five Acts ; with Notes. The Prophecy of Dante : a Poem
John Murray, 1821 - 261 pages
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altri Andrea ANGIOLINA ANTONIO aught Avogadori Beltramo BENINTENDE BERTRAM BERTUCCIO FALIERO blood brave Capi casa cause che fu chief CITIZEN Comune Consiglieri Conspirators Council Council of Ten DAGOLINO 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 PROPHECY OF DANTE proud punishment quale Quaranta Saint Mark's senate sentence Sestiero shame siege of Zara SIGNOR Solajo soul sovereign speak spirit Stefano sword thee thine things thou hast thoughts throne tomb traitors treason Treviso Trivisano twas unto Venetian Venice VINCENZO words
Page 164 - 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 (12) ! 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 xiv - ... unpunished affront, the grossest that can be offered to a man, be he prince or peasant. The age of Faliero is little to the purpose, unless to favour it — " The young man's wrath is like straw on fire, But like red hut steel is the old man's ire.
Page 63 - They never fail who die In a great cause : the block may soak their gore ; Their heads may sodden in the sun ; their limbs Be strung to city gates and castle walls — But still their spirit walks abroad. Though years Elapse, and others share as dark a doom, They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts Which overpower all others, and conduct The world at last to freedom.
Page 248 - For what is poesy but to create From overfeeling good or ill ; and aim At an external life beyond our fate, And be the new Prometheus of new men...
Page 260 - Onor del mento, e' 1 doppio raggio in fronte, Quest' e Mose, quando scendea del monte, E gran parte del Nume avea nel volto. Tal era allor, che le sonanti, e vaste Acque ei sospese a se d' intorno, e tale Quando il mar chiuse, e ne fe tomba altrui.
Page xx - Romanorum," the author of the Mysterious Mother, a tragedy of the highest order, and not a puling love-play. He is the father of the first romance and of the last tragedy in our language, and surely worthy of a higher place than any living writer, be he who he...