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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ANGIOLINA answer bear BENINTENDE BERTRAM BERTUCCIO FALIERO blood CALENDARO Capi cause che fu chief CITIZEN command Consiglio Council death detto DOGE doubt ducal Duke duty Enter eyes faith fathers feel Forty furono Giovanni give hands hast hath head hear heart Heaven honour hope hour ISRAEL BERTUCCIO Italy judge justice late least leave less LIONI live look lord Marco MARIANNA Marino Faliero means nature never night noble Note o'er once palace Palazzo passions patrician peril Pietro present prince proud punishment quale rest Saint SCENE senate sentence SIGNOR soul sovereign speak spirit strike sword thee thine things thou thought thousand traitors true trust unto Venice
Page 211 - Who kindlest and who quenchest suns ! — Attest ' I am not innocent, — but, are these guiltless ? I perish, but not unavenged ; far ages Float up from the abyss of time to be, And show these eyes...
Page 91 - 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 iii - Faliero is one of the most remarkable events in the annals of the most singular government, city, and people of modern history. It occurred in the year 1355. Everything about Venice is, or was, extraordinary, — her aspect is like a dream, and her history is like a romance.
Page xv - 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 may.