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1848. Excerpt: ... I hear your voices, men of crime and blood, Ring
in mine ears, and I obey the call. (Snatches a sword from the
wall.) How precious is the blade which justice wields, To chasten
wrong, or set a wrong to right (Draws.) Come forth, thou minister
of bloody deeds, That blazed a comet in the van of war, Presaging
death to man, and tears to earth.--Pale, gleaming tempter, when I
clutch thee thus, Thou, of thyself, dost plead that murder's right,
And mak'st me half believe it luxury. Thy horrid edge is thirsting
for man's gore, And thou shalt drink it from the point to hilt.--To
horse, to horse the warrior blood is up; The tiger spirit of my
warlike race Burns in my heart, and floods my kindling
veins.--Mount, Oliver, ere pity's hand can hide The bloody mist
that floats before mine eyes--To horse, to horse the Moor rides
forth to slay Exeunt. SCENE II..4 sheet in Scrille. Enter Don
Miguel and Don Lopez, meeting. DON LOPEZ. Whither so fast, Don
Miguel 1 DON MIGUEL. To Don Luis. He gives a feast on this his
natal day--Are you not going 1 For a modern feast, The thing will
be as well as they know how. Would the old times might come to us
again When men drank sherry from a two-quart cup. Pshaw if I had my
way, I'd turn time back: Why things grow worse for every day we
live. Now if I drank at this same scurvy feast, As we of old could
drink without a thought, The weak-brained boys would point their
silly thumbs, And ask their host, if there the devil dined? Plague
on these times Give me the jolly days When men held mighty flagons
in one hand, And with the other grasped their mightier swords--None
of your toasting-forks; a true Toledo, Edged at each side, and
pointed like a spear; Why bah these boys could scarcely lift such
blades: Those were the glorious days ...
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