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1820 Excerpt: ...seek no one's ruin; but he who thrusts him on my
secret privacy, were better look well to his future walk; the bear
brooks none to cross his awful path. Amy. ( Terrified.) Aw ful
indeed Lei. Nay, trust me, thou'rt pale, my love; forgive my
warmth, and ask aught else, involving less than, fortune, fame and
life--hast thou no other wish? Amy. Nothing, my lord--my love
something I would have told you--but your anger has driven it from
my recollection. Lei. Reserve it till a future hour then; go to thy
chamber, and barring what I dare not, cannot grant, if I refuse
thee any other boon, it must be more than England can fulfil. Exit,
L.li. Amy. What means this palpitation--sinking terror I am a
wife--I am no cast away--nor yet betrayed--yes, wife to England's
hope--Yet I am a daughter--but I reflect that 1 deceived my father,
and as a present punishment for past ingratitude, am bound in
fetters, which restrain me from tearing the dark veil from his
honoured sight, and cheering him with "Father, 1 am innocent "
Exit, R.h. SCENEII.--Garden Front ofCumnor ManorHouse. Enter
Vabney, R.h. Var. Dark as my purpose is, it leads to utter downfall
on the one hand, or sure prosperity on the other, la a moment of
Bacchanalian madness, I made an avowal of love to this lady--I was
repulsed--and have hated myself ever since, almost as sincerely as
I hate her in whose power it places me. 'Tis in each courtier's
mouth, the queen adores the earl--had he no wife, he might be king
of England, and then the generous Leicester--Enter Leickster, R.h.
Lei. Soliloquizing Varncy and my name pronounced Var. Pardon, my
lord--but when my patron's ho nour, and his wife's fame--Lei. No
more--until thou say'st--who is the object of pursuit--upon whose
track, as I learn, some of my ...
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